Delays after man killed by train in Hitchin


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Rail services were delayed today (Sunday) after a man was hit by a train.

Paramedics were called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Routes between London Kings Cross and Cambridge/Peterborough were delayed for up to 60 minutes.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Hitchin Station after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Hertfordshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 11.54am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

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“Medics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended, but the man, believed to be 39-years-old and from Hitchin, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The BTP will now prepare a report for the coroner.

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