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

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene last Wednesday.

Family pays tribute to ‘wonderful’ son who died on railway track British Transport Police

The family of a teenage boy who died after been hit by a train in Fife have been paying tribute to their ‘wonderful’ son.

Joseph Willcocks died on a railway track near Dunfermline last Wednesday.

Emergency services were called at around 2pm and the 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

In a statement released through the British Transport Police they said: “On Wednesday November 3 our lives changed forever.

“Our precious son and twin brother was taken from us but he will live in our hearts forever.

“Thank you to everyone who has paid tribute to Joseph. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and cards with comforting words.

“We will never forget our wonderful, funny and thoughtful boy.

“A light has gone out in our lives and he will always be our hero.”

BTP say the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.