Boy, 17, dies after being hit by train

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A 17-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a train on Scotland’s railway.

Emergency services were called to Polmont Station, near Falkirk, at about 5pm yesterday.

British Transport Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

They youth’s body was found near to the busy inte-city station.

Rail services were halted for several hours while the incident was being dealt with.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Just after 5pm yesterday evening we were called to Polmont station near Falkirk after receiving reports a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP attended alongside the Scottish Ambulance Service however a 17-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal.”

 

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