NEWSFLASH: 75-year-old man killed after being struck by a train near Melton

Melton railway station EMN-170927-094151001
Melton railway station EMN-170927-094151001
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A 75-year-old man died last night (Tuesday) after being hit by a train close to Melton railway station.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 7.40pm with police officers and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) paramedics in attendance.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “We were called at 7.40pm following reports of a person being hit by a train at Melton.

“Officers attended along with paramedics.

“Sadly the person - a 75-year-old man - was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesperson for EMAS said: “We received a call at 7.46pm to an incident at Melton Mowbray railway station.

“We sent an air ambulance, two doctors, a paramedic in an ambulance car and a crewed ambulance.”

Cross Country Trains said all railway lines between Oakham and Melton were blocked for two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson said: “At 7:40 pm last night our train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street was halted just outside Melton Mowbray station following an incident on the line.

“The train was held there for approximately two hours while the emergency services attended the scene, and alternative road transport was provided so people could continue their journeys.

“The incident resulted in a small number of trains being cancelled, and anyone delayed by more than 30 minutes should contact us as they would be entitled to compensation.”