Tributes to tragic Walsall teenager found on tracks near New Street station

A student who died after being found injured on rail tracks near Birmingham New Street Station has been named as 18-year-old Jeevan Singh Dhanda.

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Jeevan Singh Dhanda

Tributes have today been paid to the Walsall teenager. It is believed that his family were told he had secured three A grades in his A-Levels the day after his death.

He was a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and a member of Cannock Men’s Hockey Club. It is thought he fell from a bridge at the station on August 7 this year, he was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died last week.

A second man, a 30 year-old from Birmingham who was also found with injuries ‘consistent with a fall from height’, died on Monday.

In a statement Jeevan’s family said: “Jeevan was a loving son and brother and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

“He was a pupil at Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall. He recently completed his education, securing three A grades and was due to study Economics at University of Leeds, starting in September.

“Jeevan was an accomplished hockey player, playing for school, club and county. He was a beacon of love and happiness who bought joy to everyone who knew him.”

Cannock Hockey Club has set up a book of condolence and an area for flowers to be laid. The club has retired his number 55 shirt.