Suffolk man killed by train named

A man who died after being struck by a train at a level crossing has been named.

Ken McErlain

A man who died after being struck by a train at a level crossing has been named.

Michael Dewhurst, of The Street, Burstall, died after being struck at a level crossing at Tivetshall, near Diss, Norfolk, on Monday afternoon.

Investigators have confirmed that his death is being treated as non-suspicious.


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Last night, Mr Dewhurst's family said they were too upset to speak after it was discovered that the 44-year-old was the victim of the tragedy.

Mr Dewhurst worked for Eastwood Tree Services in Coddenham, a company which he founded in 1987.

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He was struck at about 5pm by a National Express East Anglia service from London Liverpool Street.

The collision closed the mainline between Norwich and Diss for almost three hours and caused delays of over an hour on commuter services for the rest of the night.

Some passengers opted to pay for a taxi to get to the city after waiting more than half an hour for a replacement bus service.

A British Transport Police spokesman yesterday said: “BTP can confirm that a man, believed to be in his 40s and from Ipswich, died after being struck by a train near to Tivetshall level crossing on Monday.

“The incident was reported to police at 5.03pm and was attended by BTP, Norfolk Police and paramedics from the local ambulance service.

“The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesman for National Express East Anglia said services returned to normal yesterday morning .

He added that replacement coaches had been provided on Monday, but had taken a “little time” to get them in place.

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