Laurieston railway incident: Teenage boy dies after being hit by a train
A teenage boy has died after being hit by a train, police have confirmed.
Emergency services were called but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said the boy’s family have been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.
He added: “The boy’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
Disruption to services on the train line where the boy was hit lasted for about three hours.
At the time, a ScotRail spokesman said: “Unfortunately, we've had reports of a person being struck by a train between Falkirk Grahamston and Linlithgow.
"Lines have now reopened. Disruption is expected until 12.30am.”
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