Family tribute to boy, 15, killed on rail line

Danny Clements
Danny Clements

the family of a schoolboy killed by a high speed train have paid tribute to their “kind and caring” son.

McAuley Catholic High School pupil Daniel Clements, 15, was killed on Monday night after being hit by a train near a rail crossing in Rossington.

In a statement issued through British Transport Police (BTP), Daniel Clements mother Brenda said: “My son, Daniel Clements, was my life and I’m going to miss him with all my heart and soul. Daniel meant the world to me - he was an inspiration and my all.

“I wish I wasn’t saying goodbye, he was my gorgeous son and my heart is broken in two. I just wish Daniel would come back into my life and make my heart complete.

“My husband Simon, Daniel’s sisters Samantha and Kelsey and his brother Josh will miss him and love him forever.

“I know in my heart Daniel won’t be coming home but I know he will always be watching us all always. Daniel was a brilliant son and would do anything for anyone; he was kind and caring, with heart of gold. We are going to miss him like crazy.

“Daniel is in heaven and is at peace; keep smiling Daniel with your puppy brown eyes, you were amazing, I love you always and forever, we will never forget you son.”

A Post mortem examination was carried out yesterday and an inquest is due to be opened next week.

Friends of the teenager are now planning to hold a memorial ceremony for him at Cantley village park in Aintree Avenue on Sunday at 7.30pm.