Two bodies found on railway line

Police investigating a fatal accident on a railway line near King's Lynn have said the bodies of two people were found this morning. Services between King's Lynn and Downham Market were suspended from about 8.

A police investigation has been launched after the bodies of two people were found on a Norfolk railway line this morning.

Services between King's Lynn and Downham Market were suspended from about 8.30am after police were called to railway track close to West Winch, along the line from a level crossing at Mill Road, St German's.

The scene was been cordoned off by the British Transport Police who are investigating the incident and have said they are treating it as unexplained.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “This morning at about 8.30am police were called to the railway tracks located near to a level crossing at St German's to a possible body on the line.


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“On arrival the bodies of two people were found.

“BTP are treating it as an unexplained matter and have therefore sealed the scene for forensic examination and full inquiries have commenced.

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“At this time we have no details of the deceased people.”

Services operated by First between King's Lynn and Downham Market were replaced by a bus in both directions.

The normal train service resumed when the line was reopened at about 4pm this afternoon.

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