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6 November 2013, 11:53
School pays tribute to student who died after being hit by a train Wellingborough.
A school's paid tribute to one of their students who died after being hit by a train in Wellingborough.
16-year-old Marcus Tilley from Kettering died on the railway line close to Harrowden Junction on Monday 4 October.
His death is currently being treated as non-suspicious by British Transport Police [BTP].
In a short statement issued through BTP, Marcus’s family said: "Marcus had just started sixth form and was a high achiever who was doing well at school. It is both shocking and inexplicable to lose him so suddenly in such circumstances.
"We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support and goodwill, and to extend our sympathy to all of those who knew Marcus."
Headteacher Margret Holman at Bishop Stopford School described Marcus as 'popular' student in a statement on behalf of staff and teachers: "We are profoundly shocked by this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with Marcus’ family and close friends.
"Marcus achieved highly in his GCSEs in the summer and had just begun his A Level studies. He was a popular, hard-working and committed student who will be deeply missed by all of us.
"Support services are being put in place in school for any students and staff who need help at this difficult time."