Hassocks boy dies after being hit by train in Wivelsfield

Hassocks boy dies after being hit by train in Wivelsfield

Hassocks boy dies after being hit by train in Wivelsfield

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A teenage boy is dead after being hit by a train.

The 16-year-old was killed at Wivelsfield Station yesterday at about 7.30pm.

British Transport Police attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service staff.

The boy, from the Hassocks area, was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

British Transport Police is investigating the circumstances of his death.

A spokesman said: “The boy’s family has been informed, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The train was the 6.30pm Bognor Regis to London Victoria service, operated by Southern Railway.

All lines were closed and trains from London terminated at Haywards Heath with buses replacing trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

The lines were reopened at about 9.30pm with short-notice alterations and delays.

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12:17pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Horrendous for all concerned.
Horrendous for all concerned. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 22

1:23pm Fri 1 Aug 14

lovethegreens says...

Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind.
Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind. lovethegreens
  • Score: -37

2:49pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Uberarticuno says...

lovethegreens wrote:
Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind.
It's no surprise you lovethegreens, I should probably tell you now, mood rings don't exist and those cameras that detect your aura are just taking your money.

My thoughts are with this boys friends and family and the people who had to witness this incident.
[quote][p][bold]lovethegreens[/bold] wrote: Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind.[/p][/quote]It's no surprise you lovethegreens, I should probably tell you now, mood rings don't exist and those cameras that detect your aura are just taking your money. My thoughts are with this boys friends and family and the people who had to witness this incident. Uberarticuno
  • Score: 23

2:50pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Uberarticuno says...

Uberarticuno wrote:
lovethegreens wrote:
Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind.
It's no surprise you lovethegreens, I should probably tell you now, mood rings don't exist and those cameras that detect your aura are just taking your money.

My thoughts are with this boys friends and family and the people who had to witness this incident.
*Mood rings don't work, sorry.
[quote][p][bold]Uberarticuno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lovethegreens[/bold] wrote: Very sad indeed, as a regular commuter I would though like to know how many of these incidents are accidents, criminal or suicide. The train companies should try and do more to prevent suicides, surely with proper observation they can identify those in that frame of mind.[/p][/quote]It's no surprise you lovethegreens, I should probably tell you now, mood rings don't exist and those cameras that detect your aura are just taking your money. My thoughts are with this boys friends and family and the people who had to witness this incident.[/p][/quote]*Mood rings don't work, sorry. Uberarticuno
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Fri 1 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

RIP

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who died.

I also hope the train driver is given the support they will now need.
RIP My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who died. I also hope the train driver is given the support they will now need. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 50

8:50pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

This is very, very sad. Whatever the reason, nobody at that young age should feel the need to take their own life. RIP, and my sincere condolences to what must be his devastated family.
This is very, very sad. Whatever the reason, nobody at that young age should feel the need to take their own life. RIP, and my sincere condolences to what must be his devastated family. BlackRocker
  • Score: 18

8:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Arsenal babe says...

I agree leave the family to grieve and his friends. Why would you need to know the name, no doubt it will be released in time. I come from hassocks originally and expect my 2 sons may know him but give everyone the privicy that they need to come to terms with this tragic event
I agree leave the family to grieve and his friends. Why would you need to know the name, no doubt it will be released in time. I come from hassocks originally and expect my 2 sons may know him but give everyone the privicy that they need to come to terms with this tragic event Arsenal babe
  • Score: 16

9:39pm Fri 1 Aug 14

P.G says...

So sad. R.I.P.
So sad. R.I.P. P.G
  • Score: 4

10:21pm Fri 1 Aug 14

carara96 says...

R.I.P BRO GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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R.I.P BRO GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX carara96
  • Score: 11

10:22pm Fri 1 Aug 14

hubby says...

Horrible.
RIP.
Why????
Horrible. RIP. Why???? hubby
  • Score: -1

7:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

"British Transport Police is investigating the circumstances of his death."

So, there is no evidence that this is a suicide. Could be an accident. Either way it is tragic, and it seems to be occurring quite regularly in Sussex unfortunately.
"British Transport Police is investigating the circumstances of his death." So, there is no evidence that this is a suicide. Could be an accident. Either way it is tragic, and it seems to be occurring quite regularly in Sussex unfortunately. hoveguyactually
  • Score: -2

10:58am Sat 2 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

This is awful.

My son became a teen this week, and it's the most exciting time to be alive.

I know the mother of one 16 year-old in Hassocks, as we go out together occasionally - still wating to hear back from her.

Condolences to all concerned, especially the train driver's loved ones.
This is awful. My son became a teen this week, and it's the most exciting time to be alive. I know the mother of one 16 year-old in Hassocks, as we go out together occasionally - still wating to hear back from her. Condolences to all concerned, especially the train driver's loved ones. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

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