A FORMER charity worker has been slammed for an "appalling" post over the death of a nine-year-old boy struck by lightning.

Myles Povey made "horrific" remarks about cremation after Jordan Banks was killed as he played football in Blackpool on Tuesday night.


The ex-charity worker quickly deleted his post on Facebook but stunned users had already grabbed it and started sharing it.

Many users have now slammed Povey for the "sick" comment – with some branding him a "scumbag".

He was even confronted in the street near his home in Deeside and has been banned from ever re-joining the Deeside Round Table organisation.

One horrified local filmed Povey as he questioned why he thought he could “pick on a nine-year-old boy that died”.

Filming the encounter, the man said: “That was a nine-year-old boy. You thought you were f***ing funny?"

Povey, whose social media accounts have been removed, denied he was a bully and said he would feel "really bad" if someone had done the same to his child.

He said: "I am very ashamed of what I had to say, of what I said. I really am."

Police confirmed they are aware of the comment, adding: "We just want to inform everyone that the matter is currently under investigation and we discourage any actions which may hinder the active investigation."

Deeside Round Table said Povey hasn't been a member for a "considerable time" after they began receiving “aggressive and abusive messages” and posts.

It comes after tributes continued to flood in today for Jordan after his tragic death.

Blackpool Tower lit up red last night in memory of the youngster, while the town hall's flag will be lowered at half-mast.

And a GoFundMe page set up in memory of Jordan has now raised more than £54,000.

In a statement, his family said: "Yesterday our worlds stopped. We lost the brightest star our beautiful boy Jordan.

"His laugh, that infectious smile, golden curls, he was our everything. Wise beyond his years, caring, considerate, generous and so loving.

"Our love is endless. Goodnight beautiful boy. We thank you all for your kind words and support but as a family ask that you respect our wishes and privacy.”




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