Graffiti artist dies after being electrocuted on railway line in Glasgow

Graffiti artist dies after being electrocuted on railway line in Glasgow

A popular and well-known street artist died after being electrocuted on a railway track in Scotland.

Grant Hamilton, 29, died at Dumbreck train station in Glasgow in the early hours of Tuesday.

Paramedics rushed to the location at about 1am, but pronounced him dead at the scene.

British Transport Police confirmed a second man was arrested on ­suspicion of trespassing on the railway and vandalism.

Known as ‘Mode’, Grant’s work can be seen across the south of the city, the Daily Record reported.

His works often carry the tag WMD – believed to be the name of a ­graffiti crew.             

A spray paint shop posted on their Facebook page: “Sad news today. RIP Mode WMD. Thoughts go out to all family, crew and close ones.

"Brings home the reality of painting graffiti in risky places. Stay safe out there.”

Shannon Love wrote: “My boy true legend.”

Ste Switzer added: “Legend in Glasgow. Rest in paint Bro.”

Others simply posted pictures of art by Grant, who lived in Renfrewshire.

At his parents’ house in Glasgow’s Penilee last night, family were too upset to talk about the tragedy.

Rush hour trains were affected on Wednesday morning despite the line being reopened around 6am.

The line links Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: “Shortly after 1am, officers from BTP were called to the rail line close to Dumbreck rail station.

“Officers attended the location alongside colleagues from Police Scotland and the ambulance service.

"However, the person was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining serious injuries believed to be caused by electrocution.”

The spokeswoman also confirmed that a man had been arrested on suspicion of trespass and vandalism.

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