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Teenage girl death tragedy on rail line

Teenage girl death tragedy on rail line

by Henry James (September 2021)

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was found dead on the railway line in Burscough on Sunday, September 26.

Officers from British Transport Police  were called after receiving reports of a casualty on the Wigan to Southport line near to New Lane station at 1.42pm.

Fire crews and an air ambulance were also sent to the station but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police 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.”



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