Boy, 15, killed after being hit by train is named

A teenager who died after being hit by a train has been named by police.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 7:19 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 8:30 pm
Kieran Ash

British Transport Police said they can now confirm that around 7.10am today, a 15-year-old boy, Kieran Ash from Chester-le-Street, was killed after being struck by a train in the vicinity of Birtley Junction.

In a statement his devastated family said: “Kieran was a loving son and brother to the whole family.

"We are devastated by the news and Kieran will be dearly missed by all who knew him.”

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There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Kieran’s family has asked that they are now given time to come to terms with their loss.