A TEENAGE boy who was killed by a train, posted on Facebook that he was being bullied just days before he died.
The 16-year-old, named locally as Taylor James ‘TJ’ Sibley, died at Wivelsfield railway station at about 7.30pm on Thursday evening.
British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene along with paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
The circumstances are being investigated but the death is not being treated as suspicious.
A BTP spokesman said: “The boy’s family has been informed and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”
On Twitter, Ellie Proud wrote: “Can't believe another young life has been taken, rest in peace TJ Sibley. My thoughts are with your family.”
Georgia Todd said TJ “always managed to put a smile on his face - he'll be missed, R.I.P”.
Ellie Jackson posted: “Rest in peace TJ Sibley, such a lovely guy.”
On Facebook Georgina Daisy Tofield wrote: “R.i.p TJ Sibley it was such a shock to hear this, I'm so sorry that you felt you had to do this, no one should ever be made to feel like that. It's dreadful to think that we have lost another precious life from our year. May you rest in peace and never be tormented by others again xxx”
On Tuesday evening TJ Sibley, believed to be a pupil at Warden Park School in Cuckfield, posted a link to the song Bully by American band Shinedown from his Facebook profile page, with a message saying his life had been made a misery.
Last night his family declined to speak to The Argus.
All lines were closed and trains from London terminated at Haywards Heath after the accident, with buses replacing trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.
The lines were reopened at about 9.30pm with short-notice alterations and delays.
Memebers of the community expressed their shock on Facebook.
Stacy Shakespeare said: “How awful, so sad, not only for the young lad but his family, the witnesses, train driver and paramedics.”
Delwyn Myers added: “To lose a child, no matter which way, is the ultimate loss.
“Poor boy and poor family.”