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Freight train tragedy boy named

Published 12/07/2015

The incident happened at Wrenthorpe sidings near Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The incident happened at Wrenthorpe sidings near Wakefield, West Yorkshire

A 16-year-old boy who died of apparent electrocution after climbing on a freight train has been named as Kyle Bradley.

British Transport Police said Kyle, who was not 15 as previously stated, had come into contact with power lines on top of the train in Wrenthorpe, West Yorkshire.

Officers said they were still working to establish the full circumstances of his death.

Police said the incident happened at around 6.40pm yesterday, and added they were not treating the death as suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "Kyle's family has requested that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time."

The 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old female, who were with Kyle at the time, were taken to Pinderfields Hospital and have since been released following treatment.

The Office of Rail Regulation has been informed and will carry out its own investigation.

Yesterday the British Transport Police said: "A 16-year old local boy has died after he appears to have come into contact with overhead power lines.

"The boy was initially treated by paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene."

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