A 16-year-old teenage boy was pronounced dead after being struck by a Great Western Railway train service near Westbury on Saturday (April 30).

Paramedics, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, police and were called out to the accident scene after the boy died.

He is understood to have been hit by the GWR service from Exeter to London Paddington at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Westbury at 3.01pm on Saturday, 30 April following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and sadly a person was pronounced at the scene.

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

The teenager is believed to come from the local area. His body was later taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

All lines were closed and diversions were put in place while emergency services dealt with the incident. The lines re-opened after 5pm.

Services between Taunton and Reading were disrupted by the line closure, with some cancelled, delayed or diverted.

If you have been affected by this incident, please call the Samaritans in confidence on 116 123. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.