Tributes for Lincoln train death victim

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Tributes have been paid by hundreds in memory of Declan Wilkinson, 20, who was hit by a freight train in Lincoln in the early hours of August 3.

Flowers and letters were left in his memory at the train crossing on Skellingthorpe Road, as well as on a group on Facebook.

“I don’t think words could describe how much of a good lad you were, there for your friends no matter what, and just being the coolest guy ever,” wrote one friend,┬áDean Creasey, on the tribute group.

Another friend, Melissa Drewitt, wrote: “You will be missed by me and many others. We’ve had some good laughs together, which I’ll never forget. You always had a smile on your face and if anyone needed cheering up, you were the one to do it.”

Kerry Louise Sylvester also wrote: “So many people who cared for you and so many lovely comments. What an absolute tragedy. So unexpected and so many people left behind not being able to say goodbye. Such a shame. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you who knew him.”

R.I.P Declan Wilkinson Facebook group | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo