November 15, 2018 4.30 pm This story is over 64 months old

Police confirm railway death was boy, 15

The family of the boy are being supported by specially trained officers

A 15-year-old boy has died after falling from a bridge above the railway line between Newark and Grantham.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the line at 7:20am on Thursday, November 15 to reports that a person had fallen from a bridge.

They have now revealed that it was a 15-year-old boy who died on the scene.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “Paramedics attended alongside officers however a 15-year-old boy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are also working to establish the circumstances of how the boy came to be on the tracks and receive their fatal injuries. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The family of the boy has been informed of his death and are being supported by specially trained officers.

LNER services were blocked this morning and commuters were advised to take alternative routes.

Nottinghamshire Police also closed Beacon Hill Road, a bridge which runs over the railway in Newark.

The bridge has now been reopened, but the cycle path still remains blocked off by officers.