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16-year-old Hassocks boy ‘pronounced dead at the scene’ after being hit by train in Wivelsfield

The disruption at Haywards Heath railway station after the incident in Wivelsfield

The disruption at Haywards Heath railway station after the incident in Wivelsfield

A 16-year-old boy from Hassocks has died after being hit by a train at Wivelsfield railway station yesterday (July 31).

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to Wivelsfield station shortly after 7.30pm on Thursday, 31 July, following a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Our officers attended the scene with colleagues from South East Coast Ambulance Service, but a 16-year-old boy from the Hassocks area was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“The boy’s family has been informed, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The train involved was the 7.28 Brighton to London Victoria service.

 

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