Tributes paid to 16 year old after train tragedy

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A Merseyrail train.
A Merseyrail train.
A Merseyrail train.

Tributes have poured in for a 16-year-old boy who sadly died after being hit by a train in Capenhurst last night. His school friends said he had lots of friends, and one Twitter user said that “he got on with everyone”.

One person tweeted: “I can’t believe that your life was taken so soon. Such a great guy, we will miss you dearly! RIP Xxx. Another tweeted: “RIP, heartbreaking to hear the news, seemed like such a lovely lad, thoughts go out to friends and family!!. Another wrote: “Wish today wasn’t real, you were such a good friend. You will be missed by all”.

One friend wrote on Facebook: “Rest In Peace, such a lovely lad and can’t thank you enough for being such a good friend to my little bro. My Nana loved you and always asked about you so I hope you can keep each other company up in heaven! Pleasure to have known you, sleep tight Xxx.” One Twitter user wrote: “Today our school came together in grief. To see it was both saddening and touching, and only expressed how many lives he affected. RIP.”

British Transport Police said the 16-year-old boy died after being struck by the train at Capenhurst at about 5.45pm yesterday. A spokesman said: “We were called to Capenhurst railway station shortly before 5.45pm on Monday, 26 January, after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Cheshire Police and North West Ambulance Service also attended. A 16-year-old boy, from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy’s family has been informed. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”