Boy killed by train near Lincoln

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been killed by a train near to a foot crossing just outside Lincoln.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene near a foot crossing on Doddington Road, Lincoln, to reports that a person had been struck by a train.

It happened at 8.51am this morning, Thursday 6th December.

A 14-year-old boy from Lincoln was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been hit by the 7.42am Sleaford to Leicester service.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A BTP spokesman said the boy’s family had been informed, but he has not yet been formally identified.

The incident comes after a tragic few days on the railways.

On Tuesday, four-year-old Emma Lifsey, from Haxey in North Lincolnshire, died after the car she was in was hit by a train on a level crossing at Finningley near Doncaster.

On the same day a rail worker was killed after being struck by a train near Saxilby. He has been named locally as 26-year-old Scott Dobson from Doncaster.