Boy, 11, electrocuted at rail depot near Daventry in Northamptonshire


PUBLISHED Tue, June 27, 2017 - 4:38pm EDT


An 11-year-old boy has died after he was electrocuted at the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot in Northamptonshire, British Transport Police say. The circumstances of his death are currently under investigation. (more)

The incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday when BTP officers and paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot. Upon arrival, they located a young boy with serious electrical burns.

"Paramedics, including the air ambulance, worked on the young boy but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene," British Transport Police said in a statement. "His death is being treated as unexplained whilst extensive enquiries are made to understand what happened."

Other details about the circumstances of the death were not immediately released, but anyone with information has been asked to send a test to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 367 of 27/06/2017.

"Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time," said Detective Inspector Gareth Davies. "I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news."

Davies added: "Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries. Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm."

Davies continued: "If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible. The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them answers they will be seeking."





  Daventry, England     

 

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