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Boy aged 11 dies after being electrocuted at rail depot

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An 11-year-old boy has sadly died after he sustained serious electrical burns at a rail deport in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

The British Transport Police confirmed the tragic incident which happened shortly before 5.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 27th June).

When responding officers arrived they discovered a young boy in a serious condition who had suffered serious electrical burns.

Police are currently treating his death as unexplained whilst enquiries are made to understand what happened.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies British Transport Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time.

I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.

“Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries.

Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm.

“If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible.

“The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them answers they will be seeking.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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