Body found on railway tracks in Burscough was 15-year-old girl

A body found on the railway tracks at Burscough at the weekend was a teenage girl, police have confirmed.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 9:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 10:12 am

Emergency services were called after a body was found on the Wigan to Southport line near New Lane station in Burscough around 1.42pm on Sunday (September 26).

An air ambulance was also dispatched to the station but the girl, aged 15, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances involved in the tragedy.

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The body of a 15-year-old girl was sadly found on the Wigan to Southport line near New Lane station in Burscough around 1.42pm on Sunday (September 26). Pic: Google

On Sunday, British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were working to establish the full circumstances behind the death.

The investigation has now concluded and the force say details will be passed to HM coroner. The girl's family has been informed.

A BTP spokesman said: "Officers were called to New Lane station at 1.42pm on September 26 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however, sadly a 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Her family have been informed.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

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