A date has been set for an investigation into the death of a young boy who fell down a manhole in Drumchapel.

Shea Ryan climbed down a ladder inside the hole at a construction site near his home, which he managed to get to through an insecure fence, on July 16, 2020.

The ten-year-old had been playing in a nearby park with friends and told them he ‘wanted to go down’.

Shea slipped and fell into the water below the ladder. He died from a head injury and drowning.

Contractor RJ McLeod was responsible for the construction site where the incident happened.

The firm, based near Glasgow’s Carmyle, pleaded guilty in April 2023 to failing to ensure people not in their employment were not exposed to risks to their health and safety.

They were fined £860,000.

A preliminary hearing to start a Fatal Accident Inquiry into Shea’s death was expected to take place at Glasgow Sheriff Court in November 2023, according to the Crown and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Now, the COPFS has confirmed a date has been fixed for the FAI.   

It is set to be held from August 26 to September 9, all dates included, at 10am before Sheriff S Reid in Glasgow Sheriff Court. 

An FAI is a public hearing to establish what happened to cause a sudden, unexplained, or suspicious death.

They are also held to prevent future deaths from happening in similar circumstances.