Missing 17-year-old girl killed on Layton train tracks

A teenage girl reported missing in Carleton last week was killed on the train tracks in Layton.

By Staff reporter
Wednesday, 2nd February 2022, 8:59 am

Blackpool Transport police officers and paramedics were called to Layton Station at 6.35pm on January 27 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is believed to be a 17-year-old girl reported missing an hour and forty minutes earlier that day.

Lancashire police appealed for help locating the girl, whom they identified only by her first name, Holly, after she disappeared from the Carleton area at around 4.50pm.

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Holly, 17

READ: Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of missing teenThe railway between Blackpool North and Kirkham was blocked in both directions for two hours following the incident, and trains running between the two stations were cancelled or delayed.

The girl's death is not being treated as suspicious, and a file has been passed on to the coroner.

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