Fury over ex-charity worker’s cremation remark about boy, 9, killed by lightning

A former charity worker has been slammed for making “disgusting” remarks about a young boy killed by lightning.

Myles Povey was accused of being a “bully” over his “appalling” comments about tragic nine-year-old Jordan Banks.

He made a callous quip about cremation on Facebook and was later confronted in the street near his home, NorthWalesLive reports.

Little Jordan died after being struck by a bolt on a football field in Blackpool, Lancashire on Tuesday.

Caravan engineer Mr Povey’s vile post left residents near his home in Deeside in Flintshire, North Wales reeling.

Although the post – on a private page – was quickly deleted, outraged users took a screenshot and shared the “sick” comment widely.

The charity Deeside Round Table distanced itself from its former member and pledged he would will never again be welcome.

Kyle Dowling confronted him on Wednesday and accused him of being a “coward” and a “bully”.

He wanted to know why he thought he could “pick on a nine-year-old boy that died”.

In a video of the encounter, Mr Dowling said: “That was a nine-year-old boy.

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“You thought you were ******* funny?”

Mr Povey insisted he wasn’t trying to be funny and denied he was a bully.

He added: “I am very ashamed of what I had to say, of what I said. I really am.”

But Mr Dowling replied: “You have kids yourself – so how would you would feel if someone did that to your kid?”

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Mr Povey told him: “I would feel really bad.”

His social media accounts have since been taken down.

North Wales Live approached Mr Povey for comment.

North Wales Police was approached for comment and it is understood the force is investigating the post.

Deeside Round Table, which raises thousands of pounds for local causes, said he had not been a member for “some considerable time”.

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Th organisation wrote: “Most of our members are parents themselves and we can only imagine the hurt and pain that would result from a family member seeing these comments.

“It is unimaginable. However, we wish to make it clear, that the individual in question is NOT a member of Deeside Round Table and nor has he been a member for some considerable time."

DRT said it has a “zero tolerance policy” to anyone who does not share its ideals and morals.

In a statement on Wednesday, Jordan’s family said their worlds had “stopped”.

His family said: “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.”

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