A Glasgow MSP has called for a thorough investigation after the tragic death of a 12-year-old boy who suffered an electric shock on a Glasgow railway line last week.

The youngster came into contact with the overhead powerlines on the tracks close to Ashgill Road, Milton, on Sunday, August 18.

He was rushed to hospital, where he remained in a critical condition for a number of days.

Doctors desperately tried to save the young boy, who has not yet been named, but the boy died in hospital on Saturday evening.

Local SNP MSP Bob Doris said he had contacted Network Rail regarding the safety of the track, and is calling for an urgent review after the tragedy.

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He said: “I want to offer my personal condolences for their sad loss.

“I have since been in correspondence with Network Rail to seek reassurances that the safety of the track and power lines will be urgently reviewed.

“A thorough investigation must now surely follow. For now my thoughts are with the child’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Paul Sweeney, Labour MP for Glasgow North East said: “It is awful to learn of the death of this young boy. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and friends especially the young friend who was with him at the time.”

Inspector Alasdair McWhirter, from British Transport Police, said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the boy’s family and friends.

“We have specially trained officers supporting his family during this incredibly difficult time and I would ask that their privacy is please respected while they come to terms with their loss.

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“We have no reason to believe there were any suspicious circumstances to this incident and we will be preparing a report for the Procurator Fiscal."

Any witnesses who haven’t already spoken to police can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 384 of 18/08.