November 16, 2018 3.46 pm This story is over 62 months old

Tribute to teen who died in railway tragedy

The family are being supported by specially trained officers

The family of a teenager, who fell from a railway bridge in Newark, have paid tribute to their “beautiful” boy.

As previously reported, the 15-year-old boy fell from a bridge above the railway line between Newark and Grantham during the morning of Thursday, November 15. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy has now been identified as Joe Parker from Newark.

Joe’s parents and sister, said: “On November 15 we lost Joe, a beautiful, kind and thoughtful boy who loved, and was loved by, his family and friends.

“He was the type of person that once you met you would never forget.

“We would appreciate at this time to be allowed to grieve as a family and ask that people respect the need for us to find the strength we need in these tragic circumstances to come to terms with what has happened.”

The family are being supported by specially trained officers.

The family ask for no flowers but instead donations to CASY, a local Newark charity providing Counselling and Support for Young People.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police previously said: “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.”