Heart signed note left at station where man was hit by a train

Flowers and notes were left in tribute to a man who died after being hit by a train.

Emergency services were called to the area near Freshfield Station at around 10pm on Tuesday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

On Wednesday, police confirmed that the man, in his 30s, had sadly died and his next of kin had been informed,

Services were suspended on the line between Hall Road and Southport while police and paramedics dealt with the incident and resumed the next morning.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police told the ECHO that the incident was not being treated as suspicious and a file would be prepared for the coroner.

Hundreds of people on social media posted tributes to the person and shared message of support with their family.

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Many also reflected on the trauma of the train driver who was onboard at the time of the incident.

Di Draper said: “So very sad, R.I.P and condolences to the family.

“Thoughts also for the driver who has to deal with the emotional trauma.”

Dannielle Courtney also said: “This is awful. My heart breaks.

Flowers left at the Fisherman’s Path Crossing,near Freshfield Station.
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

“Thoughts to the family and driver.”

Rose Rose added: “So Sad.

Mental health and suicide support

Helplines and support groups

The following are helplines and support networks for people to talk to, mostly listed on the NHS Choices website

  • Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.
  • Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
  • PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is an organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
  • Mind (0300 123 3393) is a charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
  • Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.
  • Amparo provides emotional and practical support for anyone who has been affected by a suicide. This includes dealing with police and coroners; helping with media enquiries; preparing for and attending an inquest and helping to access other, appropriate, local support services. Call 0330 088 9255 or visit www.amparo.org.uk for more details.

  • Hub of Hope is the UK’s most comprehensive national mental health support database. Download the free app, visit hubofhope.co.uk or text HOPE to 85258 to find relevant services near you.
  • Young Persons Advisory Service – Providing mental health and emotional wellbeing services for Liverpool’s children, young people and families. tel: 0151 707 1025 email: support@ypas.org.uk
  • Paul’s Place – providing free counselling and group sessions to anyone living in Merseyside who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. Tel: 0151 226 0696 or email: paulsplace@beaconcounsellingtrust.co.uk
  • The Martin Gallier Project – offering face to face support for individuals considering suicide and their families. Opening hours 9.30-16.30, 7 days a week. Tel: 0151 644 0295 email: triage@gallierhouse.co.uk

“R I P to the person who as died and deepest sympathy to their family and friends.”

Outside Freshfield Station on Wednesday, loved ones of the person who was killed laid down bouquets of flowers.

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A note was also left inside a purple envelope that was signed with a heart by one person.

On the ECHO website, many readers also shared their condolences with everyone involved,

Luvcat said: “Condolences to the the family.

“The man’s troubles are over but his family’s are just beginning. So sad.”

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