December 13 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A man had to be airlifted to hospital tonight after he threw himself from a bridge on to a railway line.
Trains were stopped for around an hour and emergency services had to be called to Thetford Train Station after the incident at around 6.45pm.
The man was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge following the incident.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP officers were called to Thetford Railway Station after a report that a person had been struck by a train after having jumped from a bridge at the station.
“Officers from BTP and Norfolk Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 6:47pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. This person was not struck by the train and is still alive.
“Medics from the local Ambulance Service also attended and the person was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s hospital.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
All trains travelling through Thetford were affected, with the track cleared by 8pm.
Norfolk Fire Service also attended.