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Boy, 15, killed after falling onto train tracks in ‘tragic accident’ as family pay tribute to ‘football mad’ t – The Sun

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A TEENAGE boy died after falling onto tracks and being hit by a train in a “tragic accident” on Sunday evening.

“Football mad” George Buckley was killed at Swanscombe Station near Dartford, Kent.

 George Buckley died after being hit by a train on Sunday evening in a tragic accident

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George Buckley died after being hit by a train on Sunday evening in a tragic accidentCredit: BTP

It isn’t clear exactly how George came to be on the tracks but a British Transport Police spokeswoman said he fell, with his death being treated as a “tragic accident” at this stage.

A heartbreaking statement released by the family of the 15-year-old, from Gravesend in Kent, said the youngster was “full of life”.

It said: “We are all devastated by the death of our handsome boy George. He was caring, funny and full of life. He loved his family and adored his friends.

“George was a typical teenage boy who was football-mad and always had been since he was a baby; obsessed with his Xbox and up till god knows what time.

“He was such a popular boy and was loved by everyone who met him.

“This tragic accident has caused us to lose our baby boy and we are all devastated.

“We can’t imagine life without him and we will miss him forever, he’ll always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

“Sleep tight and find your thumb my baby boy.”

TRAGIC DEATH

A JustGiving page set up to help George’s family with costs has raised more than £3,000.

BTP said officers are still carrying out enquiries, and that a full report will be passed on to the coroner.

George’s family were too upset to talk at their home in Gravesend. The youngster was a pupil at Northfleet Technology College.

Headteacher Jane Partridge said in a statement: “George loved football and he was working hard to achieve his aspiration of becoming an electrician.

“George’s cheeky smile and kindness will be sorely missed by the NTC community.

Dozens of bouquets of flowers have been pinned to the metal fence at the station where George died.

Lilies have been left by his mum, with a message that reads: “Sleep tight my darling baby boy. I’ll love you forever. Lots of love, Mummy xxxxxxxx.”

A colourful bouquet of flowers has been placed at the scene by his sisters with two messages in.

One says: “Fly high my baby boy, cannot put into words how much I’ll miss you. Shine bright my angel! Love you always, from your sister Chelsea xxxx.”

The other reads: “My darling baby brother, the brightest star in the sky, shine bright my boy. I’ll love you for forever and eternity. Lots of love, your big sister Lay Lay. R.I.P xxxx.”

Another tribute said: “Rest in peace my beautiful baby brother. I’ll love you forever and miss you always. Lots of love, your big sister Alyshia. Love Moo Moo and Nellie xxxxx.”

School friends left their black, grey and orange striped uniform ties with messages to their pal saying “RIP George”.

A candle display spelling “George. B” has been laid beneath the floral tributes.

Balloons and a red teddy bear with a Liverpool FC badge have also been placed among the flowers.

Another child was airlifted to hospital on Monday after being hit by a train at Broadstairs Railway Station in Kent.

 Swanscombe station - where the teenager tragically died at the weekend

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Swanscombe station – where the teenager tragically died at the weekendCredit: Wikipedia

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