Update: Brandon rail death victim named

A 25-year-old woman who died on the railway line near Brandon this week has tonight (Wednesday) been named.

Tracey Henman, who lived on a barge on the River Little Ouse, was killed when she was struck by a train at about 9.30pm on Monday.

Suffolk Police are carrying out a joint investigation with British Transport Police into the circumstances surrounding her death which is thought to have followed a 'domestic incident'.

At around 8.30pm on Monday, officers were called by concerned members of Ms Henman's family.

An hour later, while making inquiries about a domestic incident on a boat on the River Little Ouse, a driver reported his freight train had struck a person close to a level crossing near Santon Downham.

Ms Henman died at the scene. A post mortem examination found she died as a result of being struck by a train.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious but are working to establish what happened leading up to the incident.

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On Tuesday a 45-year-old man from the Brandon area was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment. He was taken into custody and questioned before being released on bail. He must return to Bury St Edmunds police station on April 26.

This evening officers renewed their appeal to trace a woman who was reported to be on the riverside and the boat in Brandon on Monday afternoon.

The barge was moored near the Brandon Ram and, at some point during the afternoon, the woman got onto the vessel, spoke to the occupants and took a ride along the river in the boat.

She is described as in her late 50s or early 60s with grey or blonde hair and was wearing a lilac jacket and a hat. She had a purple mountain bike with her at the moorings.

Suffolk Police has reported itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission 'as a matter of course' because it had previously been in contact with the woman.

Anyone with who may have seen a woman in distress in the forest around Santon Downham on Monday night before 9.30pm should contact West Suffolk CID on 01473 613500.