Sheffield Wednesday fans urged to pay tribute to tragic teen killed by train

Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station.
Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station.
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Sheffield Wednesday fans are being urged to take part in a round of applause at today’s game in tribute to a fellow supporter killed by a train this week.

Friends of Josh Vaughan want fans to remember the youngster in the 17th minute of the game in recognition of his young age when he died on the tracks at Chapeltown railway station earlier this week.

Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station.

Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station.

Police officers are carrying out inquiries into the death on behalf of coroner Chris Dorries, who plans to open an inquest next week.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Josh, of Ironside Crescent, Chapeltown, was struck by a train at 9.15pm on Wednesday.

His friends have set up two Facebook pages where tributes to the former Ecclesfield Comprehensive pupil have been paid.

They are urging fellow Owls fans join them in a round of applause for Josh at Wednesday’s away game against Nottingham Forest.

Josh, an apprentice for an insurance firm in Sheffield, played football for Chapeltown Juniors.

Football shirts have been left among a growing sea of bouquets of flowers outside the railways station where he was pronounced dead.

Medics raced to the scene but Josh was unable to be saved.

Friend Olivia Marie Rose write on Facebook:” Can’t stop thinking about you, missing you so much, can’t believe you’re gone. You always had my back and I always had yours.

“You are loved by so many my friend.”

Pal Kieran Hardy wrote: “You will be missed by everyone. Gone but not forgotten.”

Friends are planning to gather this weekend to remember Josh.