A schoolboy who suffered an electric shock on a Glasgow railway line last week has died in hospital.

The 12-year-old came into contact with the overhead powerlines on the tracks close to Ashgill Road on Sunday August 18.

He was rushed to hospital where he remained in a critical condition for a number of days.

British Transport Police have now confirmed that the boy, who has not yet been named,  died in hospital last night.

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Inspector Alasdair McWhirter from British Transport Police, said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the boy’s family and friends.

“We have specially trained officers supporting his family during this incredibly difficult time and I would ask that their privacy is please respected while they come to terms with their loss.

“We have no reason to believe there were any suspicious circumstances to this incident and we will be preparing a report for the Procurator Fiscal.”

The young lad had been on a bridge near Ashgill Road with a friend before the incident unfolded.

An eyewitness told the Evening Times she could not sleep after the horrific events.

"I can’t stop thinking about those poor wee boys," she said at the time. "They were just out playing and this happened.”

Tributes for the young lad have begun to pour in from users on social media.

"Absolutely horrific I thought this young boy was on way to recovery as well so so sad," one wrote on Facebook. "RIP little one sending my condolences and sympathy out to all of your family."

Another said: "Bless him my sons 12, I can't even start to imagine what his parents are going through. Sleep tight little guy."

A community Facebook post read: "This tragic incident truly will be remembered as a dark in the history of the Milton community.

"Our community has lost a child and our thoughts are with his family and friends."

Any witnesses are urged to contact the British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 384 of 18/08.