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Lincoln teenager killed by train on railway foot crossing

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— Updated at 2.30pm December 7

A 14-year-old boy from Lincoln has died struck by a train at the foot crossing near Doddington Road at around 8.50am Thursday morning.

He was later named locally as Alex Isherwood.

British Transport Police, Lincolnshire Police and emergency services attended the incident.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “Medics from East Midlands Ambulance Service pronounced the male, a 14-year-old from Lincoln, dead at the scene.

“The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

The level crossing at Doddington Road has reopened at 9.40am.

BTP said the train involved the 7.42am Sleaford to Leicester service. Train journeys between Lincoln and Newark were also delayed.

This is the second fatal rail incident in the Lincoln area this week.

On Tuesday, a 26-year-old Network Rail worker from Doncaster died struck by a train in Saxilby, near Lincoln.