THE Family of 14-year-old Fraser Bennett have released a tribute following his death on the railway in Blackminster, Offenham.

Officers from British Transport Police were called to the area shortly after 10.30am on Wednesday 22 January.

Fraser was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fraser’s family said: “Fraser was an amazing young man, loved by everybody who knew him. Our hearts are broken, and we are struggling to come to terms with our loss.

“We ask that everyone respects our privacy at this difficult time.”

Dr Tony Evans, Headteacher at Prince Henry's High School left a tribute on the school website.

" know that this will come as a terrible shock to the Prince Henry’s community, and that students and staff will be extremely upset.  Fraser was a very popular young man, with many friends across the year groups.  

"In the words of his teachers he was ‘a delight to have in the class’, he ‘worked with a quiet determination’ and he was ‘a very kind and polite student’.  Fraser was a keen sportsman, regularly playing for the school’s rugby, football and cricket teams.  At last year’s Speech Day, he was the inaugural winner of the Ian Parkin Prize for Valour."

"We are closely liaising with Fraser’s family, and will be making no other comment.  I would ask the community to respect the privacy of the family at this very sensitive and sad time."

"Fraser will be a shining star in our hearts forever.  May he now rest in peace."

Officers continue to examine the circumstances surrounding his death, however it is not being treated as suspicious.