Thurston man killed in collision with train at Cattishall

A person was struck by a train.  Police on the scene. ANL-140324-110827001
A person was struck by a train. Police on the scene. ANL-140324-110827001
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British Transport Police has said the man hit by a train yesterday morning is believed to be a 41-year-old from Thurston.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and may have been a tragic accident.

Emergency services were called to a foot crossing between Thurston and Bury St Edmunds shortly after 9am yesterday morning.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended but the man, believed to be 41-years-old and from Thurston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner. The man’s family has been informed.”

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Any death on the railway is a tragedy. Network Rail remains committed to reducing level crossing risk as much as possible and we have invested £131m nationally to upgrade or close more than 700 level crossings nationwide since 2010, with a further 500 planned in the next five years. As part of this, we continue to examine and assess level crossings in the Anglia route”.