BOY, 12, DIES ON RAILWAY TRACKS

BOY, 12, DIES ON RAILWAY TRACKS

A 12-year-old boy has died after being electrocuted on railway lines in Merseyside.

Flowers were left at railings at the side of the tracks near Bedford Road in Bootle on Tuesday after the boy died on Monday.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said officers were called to the line in Bootle shortly after 7pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks and a 12-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

She said: "His injuries were consistent with electrocution and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

"The boy's family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers."

Neighbour Sonia Melton, 33, said her 11-year-old son was friends with the boy who died, who has been named locally as James.

She said: "We're in bits, my heart goes out to his mum.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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