Boy, 2, dies after being hit by train

A TWO-year-old boy has died after being struck by a train at a level crossing in East Anglia.

Simon Tomlinson

A TWO-year-old boy has died after being struck by a train at a level crossing in East Anglia.

Police are treating the death as “unexplained” as they try to piece together the boy's final movements before yesterday's incident in Cambridgeshire.

The boy, who is from the local area, was hit by the 2.41pm service from Lincoln to Peterborough while on a foot crossing by a level crossing in Werrington.

The British Transport Police, officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the East of England Ambulance Service were called at 4.03pm.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “The boy's family have been made aware and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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“The investigation is still in the very early stages and we'll be looking into the full circumstances surrounding the incident, which is currently being treated as unexplained.”

The boy's death happened at around the same time as another fatality on the lines - this time on the London underground, which caused minor disruptions to services in East Anglia.

The man, whose details are not known, was struck by a train on the central line at around 3.47pm. Police are not treating it as suspicious.

Underground services were delayed while officers investigated, causing hold-ups for some National Express East Anglia train drivers who were travelling to work on the tube.

Overland trains were allowed to pass through the station at Stratford, but were not able to stop as platform five was closed.

A number of services, including the 6.30pm Liverpool Street to Norwich and the 6.32pm Liverpool Street to Ipswich, were running 10 to 15 minutes late.

A spokesman for National Express East Anglia said: “It hasn't had a significant impact. Our most recent figures show that our performance is still running at 97% to 95per cent.”

Anyone with any information about the incident involving the boy is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

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