Family pay tribute to son who died on the railway – Bedfordshire
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Officers were called to the line near Biggleswade railway station, Bedfordshire, just before 2pm on Friday 3 September following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Leo Toze, 17, was very sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
Leo’s family said: “Leo was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He was also a dedicated and outstanding student with a bright future ahead of him.
“Sadly, he struggled with a deepening depressive illness, and, despite the love and support of his family and friends, eventually that illness overwhelmed him, with tragic results.
“We are beyond devastated at the loss of our beautiful boy, and our lives will never be the same again. But we have been touched beyond measure by the care and concern we have received, sometimes from total strangers.
“It has been some comfort to know that Leo’s name has been mentioned, and his life has been remembered, around the world.
“Leo loved animals, especially wolves, and so we are hoping to make a donation in his memory to wolf conservation charities.”
Leo’s family have chosen to release this photo of him and his mother. We would ask the media to now respect their privacy as they come to terms with their tragic loss.