Family release tribute to “kind and caring” son who died on the railway – Cosham

The family of Jake Norman, 16, who very sadly died on the railway in Cosham on 23 April are today paying tribute to him.

They said: “As a family we are devastated for the loss of our son, brother, nephew, cousin and grandson, Jake Norman. Jake was a very strong-willed young man who always thought about others first, he was kind, caring and always helpful. Jake loved spending his time with his family and being at the gym. He had his whole life ahead of him. Jake was loved and adored by his friends, we as a family have felt this love through the tributes and kind messages we have received. 

We would like to raise awareness of the dangers of the railway tracks through this tragic incident and that we as a family will never be able to overcome losing him. We will always love and miss you”.

Officers were called to the line in Cosham at 6.56am on 23 April following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended however sadly Jake was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are not treating the incident as suspicious but they are still working to establish the full circumstances behind his death and how he came to access the railway in the lead up to his death. Anyone who may have seen Jake or has any useful information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 147 of 23/04/23.

Jake’s family have chosen to release this photo of him to the media.