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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 September, 2004, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
Tragic rail accident boy named
Bedminster station
The accident happened at Bedminster station in Bristol
Police in Bristol have named a 12-year-old boy who was killed on a railway line near Bedminster station on Thursday, 23 September.

David Hagin, from Bedminster, suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a passenger train travelling from Penzance to Bristol.

It is not yet known how he came to be on the track at the time.

A police spokesman said David was a pupil at Ashton Park secondary school in Bristol.

'Train involved'

He said: "The investigation is still under way but is almost complete.

"At this stage we still believe it was a tragic accident. We are not treating the death as suspicious."

Wessex Trains operated the train involved in the collision.

David's headteacher, Chris Gardner, paid tribute to the year eight pupil.

"David was a very quiet, gentle boy and he kept himself to himself much of the time.

"It was a complete shock. His parents are devastated and were totally inconsolable."

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