People have paid tribute to an 18-year-old boy who died after being hit by a train.

British Transport Police were called to the railway line at Padgate on Saturday, November 18 at around 1.13pm following reports of a person on the tracks. Once officers and paramedics attended the scene they found an 18-year-old man at the station.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man died at the scene. A spokesperson from BTP confirmed the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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A spokesperson said: "Police were called to Padgate Station at around 13.13pm on Saturday (18 November) following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

A number of trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester were delayed or cancelled as emergency services attended the scene on Saturday. Following the tragic news of the man's death, dozens of people paid tribute to him on social media, while also sending their thoughts to the driver of the train.

Susan Ford said: "Deepest condolences to the family and friends at this sad time, fly high with the angels RIP. My thoughts are also with the driver of the train."

Steven Shanley said: "Tragic. Thoughts with the driver. Condolences to the family and friends of the poor person who died. RIP."

Lynsey Longshanks said: "So sad rest in peace young soul."

Sarah Pearson said: "So sad, RIP."

Karen Smith said: "Lots of love to all your lovely family and friends."

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