British Transport Police identify boy struck by train

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A 16-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a train near Aberdare in the Cynon Valley has been named by British Transport Police.

Jack Elliot Stephens, who lived locally, was found by the rail line near Ynysboeth at about 0930 GMT on Monday.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

His family described Jack as "loving" and "dedicated" and said they have been "devastated by this tragedy".

They said in a statement issued through police: "Jack was a loving, dedicated son, grandson, brother and friend to those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

"He will be sadly missed by the entire family and we would all like to thank all of our friends and family members for the love, support and kindness they have shown.

"We have been devastated by this tragedy and the family is rallying round to support each other at this very difficult time. "

British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident, involving the 0841 Cardiff to Aberdare train, was reported at 0933 GMT.

A file is to be sent to the coroner.

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