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Family pay tribute to teenager hit by train on level crossing in West Yorkshire

Aidan Blake Russell Mazurke died after an incident at Kildwick level crossing near Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Monday night Photo: School Photo

A 16-year-old who died after he was hit by a train on a level crossing has been described as a "loving son, brother and grandson".

Aidan Blake Russell Mazurke died after an incident at Kildwick level crossing near Keighley, West Yorkshire, on Monday night, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Officers were called to the crossing at about 10.50pm.

In a statement issued through police, Aidan's family said: "Yesterday our lives changed forever when we lost Aidan.

"He was a loving son, brother and grandson and it is going to take a long time for this to seem real.

"Aidan was a loving son, a fantastic brother and a loved grandson and we know how much he meant to his friends, family and everyone who came into contact with him."

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson, from BTP, said: "The news of this young boy's death has come as a complete shock to the family who are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

"Whilst this incident is not being treated as suspicious, my detectives are currently examining the circumstances leading to him being on the tracks. We will now prepare a file for the coroner."