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Man arrested for aiding and abetting suicide after woman hit by train in Stowmarket

Spikes Lane -  Rail foot crossing, where an incident took place on 23/02/14

Spikes Lane - Rail foot crossing, where an incident took place on 23/02/14

A man has been arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting suicide after a woman was hit by a train near Stowmarket on Sunday.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to reports that someone had been hit by a train at Spikes Lane crossing, near Stowmarket, at around 6.15pm on Sunday evening.

A 37 year-old-man from Ipswich, originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has now been arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting suicide.

A BTP spokesman said: “Officers are continuing to investigate an incident at Spikes Lane crossing in Stowmarket on Sunday, February 23 in which a woman was hit by a train.

“A 37-year-old man from Ipswich arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting suicide has now been interviewed and released on police bail until Thursday, May 8 pending further enquiries.

“The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.”

An ambulance, an ambulance officer, a rapid response car and the East Anglian Air Ambulance rushed to the scene on Sunday.

Medics treated a woman in her 20s for injuries to her head and pelvis and took her by ambulance to West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, where she remains today.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting reference 362 of the 23/02/14.

 

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