A 12-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a train at a railway station in South Ayrshire.
The boy, who was not on the tracks at any point, was hit at Prestwick Town railway station just after 7.20pm on Saturday night.
He was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he remains in a critical conditon.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers say the incident is being treated as an accident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
BTP said in a statement: “Last night (Saturday 23 January 2021) at just after 7.20pm, BTP Officers were called to Prestwick Town Railway Station, South Ayrshire, after reports of a 12-year-old boy being struck by a train.
“Colleagues from Police Scotland also attended. The Scottish Ambulance Service took the young man to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
“The incident is currently being treated as an accident. If you have any information about this incident, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 432 of 23/1/2021.”
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