Rossett School teacher suffers life threatening burns

12 May 2011

North Yorkshire Police were called at around 3.30am on Wednesday 11 May 2011, after a 43-year-old man suffered severe burns during an incident in the Green Lane area of Harrogate.

The man, David Charlesworth, a teacher at Rosset school is currently in Pinderfields Hospital with life threatening injuries.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

Pupils from the school attented a special assembly this morning (12 May 2011) were they were told about the incident.

Pat Hunter, Head Teacher of Rossett School, said: “We are all naturally shocked and upset by what happened in the early hours of Wednesday, and our thoughts are with David and his family.

“David is an excellent teacher, very well liked by both staff and students, and we are all devastated by what has occurred.”

North Yorkshire County Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service is in contact with the school to ensure that any advice or support which may be needed is readily available.



  1. U will never b 4got Mr c :D u was an inspiration to us all n by far the best teacher a lot of us had. Just wish we all had that 1 last chance to say goodbye x sleep tight, u r in our thoughts xxxxxxxxx

  2. It’s such a gift u had for inspiring young peeps and making us smile not many teachers can say they were seen as a hero to all their students a legend and very loved sir x x x

  3. On behalf of us lot,
    Not a day will go by at school where we don’t think about you, your cockney accent and your comical ways, the way you put a smile on our faces during times at school where we were ready to just sack it off. You gave us all a reason to smile even if it was taking the mick out of one of our names or creating a new fun and enjoying way of learning. But one thing I think we can all say is that Sir, Mr Charlesworth, Big C, You will be in our hearts forever and truly and honestly you will never be forgotten.

  4. You are the best, most inspirational and supportive teacher I have ever come accross and my son’s favourite teacher ever. Thinking of you and your family .

  5. mr c was always there for me and he helped me write my work out. he was my favorate teacher. Rest in peace we love you.
    We all think you’re awesome

  6. RIP SIr. you shall never ever be forgotten. You were teh best form tutor ever :’)

  7. We can not believe your gone sir!! Always sadly missed and always in our hearts. <3

    You were one of the best science teachers around!!

    R.I.P you beautiful person (loved this saying)

    All thoughts go out to his family and friends

    xxxxxxxx <3

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