A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in which he and a two-year-old boy were struck by a train. Officers from the British Transport Police were called to Garrowhill station in Glasgow shortly before 7.30pm on Sunday after receiving reports of two individuals on the railway tracks.
Both individuals were taken to the hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment. The child’s injuries are reported to be minor, while the man’s condition is not life-threatening. On Monday evening, the 26-year-old man was apprehended under suspicion of attempted murder and is presently being monitored by the police while still in the hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Marc Francey stated, “This was a distressing but isolated incident, and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with it.”
Specialized officers are providing support to the young boy’s family, and it is fortunate that he is expected to fully recover. “Our investigation is ongoing as we strive to establish the complete circumstances surrounding the incident, and we are conducting several inquiries,” added Detective Chief Inspector Francey.
He urged anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward to contact the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, citing reference number 564 from 2 July.