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Shock after person is fatally injured by train at Waterbeach

A person has died after being hit by a train at Waterbeach this afternoon (April 12).

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By admin , in Cambridge , at April 12, 2018

A person has died after being hit by a train at Waterbeach this afternoon (April 12).

British Transport Police and ambulance service were called to the scene just after 4pm.

A BTP statement said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Waterbeach, Cambridge at 4.03pm today after reports that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP attended the incident, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service.

“Sadly the person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

The ambulance service said an ambulance and ambulance officer were sent to the scene after being called at 4.08pm.

Emergency services at Waterbeach Station where a person died after being hit by a train. Picture: Keith Jones

Little is known about the person who died, but residents of Waterbeach have expressed their shock and sadness at the tragedy.

One person who lives in the village, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was walking my dog after work when I saw loads of police sirens rush by with their lights and sirens on.

“At the time, I wondered if they were heading to the station or maybe the level crossing.

“Having now heard what happened, its really heartbreaking.

“Im a little bit in shock still, to be honest, but my thoughts are with everyone involved.”

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A resident of Rosemary Road, close to the level crossing, added: “I heard they had shut the level crossing about 5pm.

“I only heard what had actually happened much later on from my neighbour.

“The emergency services dealt with this so well, it must be such a difficult job to do every day.

“I cant stop thinking of the family of the person involved in what happened. My heart goes out to them, its so very sad.”

The incident meant that almost all trains between Cambridge and Ely were cancelled, and the disruption is set to continue until 8pm this evening.

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