Ipswich man severely burned by overhead rail cables still in serious condition
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An Ipswich man remains in hospital with severe burns after grabbing overhead train cables seven days ago.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said the casualty is being treated in a specialist serious burns unit.
Police were alerted after reports of a man trespassing in the goods yard near Ipswich railway station on the evening of Friday, July 1.
The man was said to have been seen running around the yard.
He was then reported to have climbed on top of a freight train where he grabbed the live overhead wires.
Staff and passengers are believed to have seen the incident, according to one report.
Shortly afterwards a Network Rail spokesman said: “Network Rail alerted British Transport Police to a trespass incident in Ipswich late on Friday evening.
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“We’d like to remind the public of the serious dangers of trespassing anywhere on the railway.”
No further details have been released about the man’s age or what he was doing in the goods yard.