British Transport Police are warning youngsters to stay off the rail lines after seeing a rise during half-term.
A teenager has died after being hit by a train near Tinwell in Rutland.
A new centre that aims to reduce crime on public transport has opened today where West Midlands and British transport police monitor CCTV.
The 18-year-old man who died after being hit by a train in Tinwell in Rutland has been named as Harry Drain.It's believed he was listening to music on headphones when he was struck by a freight train shortly after 11:30am on Tuesday.
Harry, a pupil at Stamford Endowed Schools, had just taken his A levels. The school say they are 'immensely shocked'. Harry was an intelligent, hard-working student who won a school prize for Business Studies.
He was planning to take a gap year before going to university.
A man has died after being hit by a train this morning.
It happened close to Stamford rail station at about 11.30am.
The man, who has not yet been formally identified, died at the scene. British Transport Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.
– British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson
“BTP officers were called to the line close to Stamford rail station on Tuesday, 17 July following a report of a man being struck by a train.BTP and Lincolnshire Police officers attended the incident and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the man and inform his next of kin.The train was the 09.25am Mount Sorrell to Kennett freight service."
A new centre that aims to reduce crime on public transport has opened today.
It brings together West Midlands and British transport police to monitor all the CCTV cameras on the transport network.
A £1.2 million CCTV command centre dedicated to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour on transport networks in the West Midlands has officially opened today.