THE family of a young boy who died at a city centre activity spot have paid tribute to ‘a remarkable little boy’.

Eight year old Adam Winfindale collapsed in a suspected asthma attack during a children’s birthday party at Chester Quasar on Sunday morning.

Staff at the laser venue in Volunteer Street called an ambulance but despite doctors’ attempts to save Adam, of Wrexham, was later pronounced dead at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

His devastated family this week spoke of their loss, saying Adam would be ‘sadly missed’.

A statement released on Tuesday said: “Adam was a very popular, bright and achieving pupil at Victoria CP School and will be sadly missed by his school friends and teaching staff.

“He was also an enthusiastic member of the 6th Wrexham Cubs, achieving many awards, a member of the Wrexham Tennis Academy and enjoyed regular swimming lessons.

“Adam was an all-round sportsman with a bright academic future. A contented and happy boy, whose special smile brought fun to any occasion.

“This devastating loss has greatly affected all who had the pleasure of knowing this remarkable little boy.

On Sunday, Chester Quasar was closed as a mark of respect for the schoolboy.

Cheshire Constabulary is still continuing investigations into the tragedy.

Members of staff at Chester Quasar did not wish to comment.