A fundraiser set up in memory of a 22-year-old who died in an industrial accident has raised over £5,500.

Connor Borthwick died after emergency services were called to an accident on Bruce Street, Blackburn on Thursday (November 25).

The page has already raised £5,557 and more for GiftAid and will benefit two charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Down's Syndrome Association.

The family have decided to fundraise for the charities on behalf of Connor after his grandad, Derek, died in 2017 from Alzheimer’s and his uncle, Jamie, who had Down’s syndrome died in 2015.

Connor's sister, Olympic high jumper Emily Borthwick, posted a message on Twitter about the fundraising.

A tribute paid to Connor, from Wigan, made yesterday by the family said: “Our son, brother, grandson and nephew, Connor, was a light that shone brightly, if only for 22 years.

“His boundless energy and generous spirit enriched the lives of whoever he met. He loved his friends and family.

“We have been overwhelmed by the love and support we have received since his death.

“It is a real testament to the way he touched so many people’s lives in a positive way and enriched ours beyond measure.

“We will miss him so much.”

You can donate by visiting the family’s donation page