Person dies after being electrocuted on Scottish train track, man arrested

A person has died after being electrocuted on a train track in Scotland.

Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 10:45 am
The tracks at Dumbreck train station. Picture: wiki commons

The incident occurred near Dumbreck train station shortly after 1am this morning.

Emergency services pronounced the person dead after and a man has been arrested in connection with trespassing and vandalism.

Major rail delays were caused on trains travelling between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour, Ayr, Gourock, Largs and Wemyss Bay.

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Speaking to broadcaster STV, a British Transport Police spokesman said: “Shortly after 1am, officers from British Transport Police were called the line close to Dumbreck, Glasgow following reports that a person had been injured on the tracks.

“Officers attended the location alongside colleagues from Police Scotland and the ambulance service, however a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining serious injuries believed to be caused by electrocution.

“A man in his 20s was also arrested on suspicion of trespass and vandalism in connection with the incident.

“An investigation into this incident is now underway and officers are making enquiries to understand how the person came to be on the tracks.”