Boy, 11, found dead with electrical burns at DIRFT rail depot - The Rugby Observer

Boy, 11, found dead with electrical burns at DIRFT rail depot

AN ELEVEN-year-old boy has died after suffering serious electrical burns at Daventry International Rail Freight Depot (DIRFT).

Officers from British Transport Police and paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a DIRFT rail depot just before 5.20pm on Tuesday (June 27).

They discovered the boy with serious electrical burns. Paramedics tried to revive him but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is being treated as unexplained while enquiries are made to understand what happened.




Detective Inspector Gareth Davies of British Transport Police said: “Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time. I have specially trained officers supporting the family as they try to come to terms with this awful news.

“Our focus is now fixed on understanding exactly what happened and how this young boy came to receive these awful injuries. Therefore, I would be looking to hear from anyone who may have seen a young boy enter this depot at around 5pm.


“If you were in the area or have any information, no matter how small, please do get in touch as soon as possible. The family will be desperate for answers and we will be working tirelessly to get them.”

Call 0800 40 50 40 or send a text message to 61016, quoting reference 367 of June 27.

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