Staff and pupils at Cathedral Academy pay tribute to teenager Kyle Bradley

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A school has paid tribute to one of its pupils who died after coming into contact with overhead power cables on a railway line.

Kyle Bradley, 16, was pronounced dead at sidings in Wrenthorpe, near Wakefield at around 6.40pm on Saturday.

British Transport Police (BTP) said he was electrocuted after climbing on to a freight train.

Staff and pupils at Cathedral Academy, where he was a year eleven pupil held a special assembly and two minutes’ silence in his memory today.

It will also open a book of remembrance to Kyle which will be displayed at the Thornes Road school.

Principal Tay Warren tweeted: “We are sorry to confirm that the tragic news about one of our students, Kyle Bradley, is true. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Dozens of posts have appeared on Kyle’s Facebook page, including one from his sister Kayleigh, which said: “We love him and miss him dearly. Another boy taken from this earth because of something so sudden. Us, his family, loves him to bits and he is now flying high with another member of his close family, which better look after him up their. Love you brother.”

BTP said enquiries were continuing to establish the full circumstances of Kyle’s death.

A spokesman said a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman, who were with Kyle at the time and were taken to Pinderfields Hospital, have since been released following treatment.

He added: “At this stage it would appear he (Kyle) had climbed on to a freight train and came in to contact with the power lines.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the local coroner.

“The Office of Rail Regulation has been informed and will carry out its own investigation.”