Rail bodies not suspicious, say police

POLICE today confirmed the deaths of two young men whose bodies were found on a train track are not thought to be suspicious.

POLICE today confirmed the deaths of two young men whose bodies were found on a train track are not thought to be suspicious.

A major investigation was sparked yesterday after the bodies of two men, both 17 and from the Watlington area of Norfolk, were found at 8.30am near to King's Lynn.

They were hit by the 5.56am train from King's Lynn to London and could have been walking home from a night out.

A BTP spokeswoman said today: “We are currently investigating the tragic death of two male youths, which occurred on the railway approximately three miles south of King's Lynn.

“At this stage, the circumstances would appear to be accidental but police inquiries regarding forensics and tracing witnesses are still ongoing.

The track was closed for much of yesterday, with bus services replacing trains.

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Police are currently working to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths and why the men were on the railway at the time.

A passing train driver alerted them to the two bodies.

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