Family pays tribute to ‘precious’ son who died on railway track

Devin Gordon, 13, died after being struck by a train at Bathgate station on Wednesday.

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Devin Gordon: Family say lives have 'changed forever'.

The family of a teenage boy who died after being hit by a train in West Lothian have been paying tribute to their “precious” son.

Devin Gordon, 13, died after being struck by a train at Bathgate station on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called at around 2.43pm and the 13-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family say their lives have now “changed forever” as a result of the incident and paid thanks for tributes left.

In a statement, his family said: “Our lives have changed forever and will never be the same without our precious boy. We will miss him everyday for the rest of our lives.

“Thank you to everyone that’s payed tribute to Devin and those that have sent us condolence messages during this extremely difficult time.

“We would like to ask that our privacy is respected as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our young son.

“Devin will live in our hearts forever”.

Bathgate Juniors, Devin’s football team, paid tribute on social media, describing him as a “light in the team”.

They said: “It is with great sadness and sorrow that we share the news of the passing of one of our players from Bathgate Juniors Under 14’s.

“Devin was a light in the team which will never go out. His personality like a magnet drawing people to him.

“Happy, cheeky but funny with it and always respectful. On the field he showed his passion and skill. He made the team a better place to be.

“He was a great team player and friend who will be greatly missed by his football family.

“Our thoughts are now with Devin’s family, friends and his team who will hold him in their hearts forever, the only number four.”