Dozens pay tribute to Doncaster rail death man

Tributes to Dean Bettison, at Bentley Train Station. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Tributes MC 1
Tributes to Dean Bettison, at Bentley Train Station. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Tributes MC 1
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This is the scene at Bentley train station this afternoon, after dozens of people left floral tributes to a 20-year-old Doncaster man who was hit by a train earlier this month.

Dean Bettison died after he was hit by a train at Bentley Station in Doncaster in the early hours of September 13.

Floral tributes to Dean Bettison, at Bentley Train Station. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Tributes MC 5

Floral tributes to Dean Bettison, at Bentley Train Station. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Tributes MC 5

Among the tributes placed at the station is a Sunnyfields Primary School sweatshirt with messages written on it from a number of the 20-year-old’s friends.

One message on the sweatshirt read: “Grown up together, be a massive miss.”

A touching tribute from someone signed off as Levii said: “R.I.P Dean. To the world you may have just been somebody, but to us you were the world.

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Tributes to Dean Bettison, at Bentley Train Station. Picture: Marie Caley NDOS Tributes MC 2

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“You will be dearly missed. You were such an amazing person.

“Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end.

“They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again...

“Gone but never forgotten! I love you and I miss you. See you soon!”

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman told the Free Press: “We were called to the Bentley train station at 6.20am on September 13, and found a body with injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

They continued: “Medics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service pronounced the man, believed to be 20 years old and from Doncaster, dead at the scene.

“The man’s family have been informed and a file will be compiled for the coroner.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”