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Schoolboy, 15, hit by train after ‘falling on tracks in tragic accident’ – Mirror Online

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A 15-year-old schoolboy has died after being hit by a train in a “tragic accident”.

George Buckley fell onto the tracks at Swanscombe railway station in Kent on the evening of Sunday September 8.

Emergency services rushed to line between Dartford and Gravesend but George was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is being investigated, but the British Transport Police (BTP) has said it is being treated as a “tragic accident” at this stage.

George who was from Gravesend, has been described as “caring, funny and full of life” in a heartbreaking tribute issued by his family.

The tribute reads: “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.”

Swanscombe railway station

 

It continued: “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.”

Emergency services were called to the scene at Swanscombe railway station on the evening of September 8

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

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “British Transport Police was called at 7.52pm on September 8 to Swanscombe station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however, sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Next of kin have been informed.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”

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