Tributes and fund raising for tragic Falkirk boy (13) who died after being struck by train

A tribute event and fund raising campaign has been organised for the youngster – named locally as Braes High School pupil Kailim Grant – who was tragically killed after being hit by a train.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 10:19 am

The 13-year-old boy was struck by a train on the tracks at Laurieston, between Falkirk Grahamston and Linlithgow just before 10pm on Friday, June 18.

A British Transport spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the line in Laurieston shortly after 9.30pm on June 18 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, however, sadly a 13-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Procurator Fiscal."

British Transport Police were in attendance at the tragic incident on the tracks near Laurieston
British Transport Police were in attendance at the tragic incident on the tracks near Laurieston

A spokesperson for local support group the Scott Martin Foundation said: “Our love, thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Kailim and his family and friends at this difficult time.

"You are all in our thoughts and we as a family as well as a foundation will be here to support you all in anyway we can now and in the weeks and months to follow.”

The foundation stated a balloon release had been organised in his memory at Quarry Park, in Brightons tomorrow – Tuesday, June 22 – at 7pm.

Those attending are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

A Just Giving page has also now been set up to raise funds for the youngster’s family at this difficult time and has already exceeded its original £2000 target, standing at £2389.

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