news

Teenager killed after being hit by train at Handforth

Police were called to Handforth station, Wilmslow, shortly before 7pm on Wednesday night

Handforth station

A 17-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a train.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to reports of a collision shortly before 7pm on Wednesday night to Handforth station in Wilmslow.

Paramedics were also called to attend the scene to assist the teenager but they were unable to save him.

Police have confirmed the boy was 17 and lived in Wilmslow.

His family have been informed and specially trained officers are working with them.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “A 17-year-old boy from Wilmslow has sadly died after he was struck by a train yesterday evening.

“Officers from British Transport Police were called to Handforth station at approximately 6.50pm last night.

“They attended alongside paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service.

“Specially trained family liaison officers have been deployed to support the family as they come to terms with this news.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

View full mobile page