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Person dies at Norwich Railway Station

PUBLISHED: 16:31 26 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:04 27 February 2020

Platforms at Norwich Railway Station were cordoned off after the teenager's death. Picture: Dan Grimmer

Platforms at Norwich Railway Station were cordoned off after the teenager's death. Picture: Dan Grimmer

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A person has died after an incident at Norwich Railway Station.

Norwich train station. Picture: BRITTANY WOODMANNorwich train station. Picture: BRITTANY WOODMAN

Police and Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews were called to the station at just before 2am today (Wednesday, February 26).

British Transport Police had tweeted confirmation that they had been called to station following a fatality earlier this morning.

They have yet to comment on the circumstances which led to the death, but said investigations were continuing and they were working to identify the person who had died.

A BTP spokesperson said: "Officers were called to Norwich station at 1.46am this morning following reports of a casualty.

"Paramedics also attended however sadly a person has been pronounced dead.

"Officers are now working to identify them and establish the circumstances behind their death."

Emergency services have since left the station and services are getting back to normal, but disruption is likely to continue.

Three of the platforms - including the trains waiting at them - were cordoned off and, for a period until just before 7am, the station was completely shut, with no services running in or out.

However, platforms four to six then reopened and, at just after 7am, Greater Anglia tweeted that emergency services had allowed the lines to be reopened.

Services are now running after disruption was caused to passengers between Norwich and London, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham, Lowestoft and Cambridge. Replacement coaches were laid on and travellers were able to use train tickets on buses.

Richard Clinnick, who lives in Norwich and is head of news, print and digital at RAIL magazine, was at the station this morning for his commute to work.

He said: "A grim morning here at Norwich station after a horrible situation overnight.

"Three platforms of impounded trains, including mine, and police still on scene.

"For any angry commuters...just remember someone's family has been ripped apart."

He praised Greater Anglia staff for doing a "wonderful job under trying circumstances".

A Greater Anglia spokeswoman said: "Emergency services were called to attend an incident at Norwich railway station this morning at around 1.45am.

"Sadly, a person died and investigations are ongoing to establish what happened.

"We would like to thank our staff, who all worked hard under difficult circumstances, and our customers for their patience and understanding while we worked to restore the service.

"The station was closed until 7am and as a result, several services were cancelled or delayed.

"Anyone who has been affected can claim delay repay compensation at www.greateranglia.co.uk/delayrepay"

A spokeswoman for East of England Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the station at around 1.40am.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer vehicle and an East Anglian Air Ambulance response car went to the scene.


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