A SCHOOLBOY is fighting for his life after electric shock on a railway line in Glasgow.

The 12-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital after he came into contact with the overhead powerlines on the tracks close to Ashgill Road. 

British Transport Police were called to tracks in the north of the city at around 6.30pm on Sunday night. 

They received a report that a child had been seriously injured. 

Paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service also attended and the child was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He remains at the hospital receiving treatment. 

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DI Brian McAleese from British Transport Police, said: “This was a catastrophic incident for the young boy, who remains in hospital receiving treatment to a number of very serious injuries.

"His condition is believed to be life-threatening and we have specially trained officers supporting his family during this incredibly difficult time. 

“We are making a number of urgent enquiries to establish the full circumstances leading to this boy coming into contact with the overhead power lines.

"While we have no reason to suspect there are any suspicious circumstances, we would ask anyone who witnessed what happened to get in touch.”

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Officers will be conducting a number of additional patrols in the local area over the coming days to help reassure the community.

We reported last night that ScotRail cut the power off from the live line following the incident. 

Information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 384 of 18/18.