Person dies after being hit by a train

A person has been hit by a train near Cambridge. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

A person has been hit by a train near Cambridge. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

A person has died after being hit by a train near Cambridge.

Greater Anglia said the person was struck between Shelford and Cambridge on Wednesday afternoon (April 24), leading to service cancellations across the region.

A spokeswoman from the British Transport Police said: 'Officers were called to Cambridge station at 4.20pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

'Paramedics are also on scene, but sadly a person has been pronounced dead.

'Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.


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'The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.'

Greater Anglia said the incident did not involve one of its trains.

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In Norfolk, trains from London Liverpool Street to King's Lynn were affected.

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