Tributes paid to teenager killed by train

PUBLISHED: 15:45 30 May 2014

Jake Bowles.

Jake Bowles.


THE family of a 'much-loved' teenager who died after being struck by a train at the weekend has paid tribute to him.

British Transport Police were called to Highbridge and Burnham Station at around 9pm on Sunday after receiving reports a person had been hit by a train.

He has been identified as Jake Bowles, aged 16, and of Lympsham.

His family said: “Jake was a much-loved son, brother to five sisters, grandson and nephew who will be missed terribly by all his family and friends.

“He was studying at Brymore College, a place he loved, and hoped, one day, to have a career in agriculture that would allow him to work with tractors – which he also loved.

“Jake was a quiet boy, a mature and thoughtful son, who adored his animals and loved to go fishing.

“This is an extremely difficult time for us and, whilst we are touched by the kind messages and support we have received, we ask that our privacy be respected and we are given time and space to grieve.”

A British Transport Police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Officers are providing support to his family and compiling a report for the coroner.

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