Tragedy as teen jumps in front of train

AN 18-YEAR-OLD has died after jumping from a bridge into the path of a train.

Hollie-Rae Merrick

AN 18-YEAR-OLD has died after jumping from a bridge into the path of a train.

Kyle Lillington died after plunging from the bridge in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, onto the track at 12.10am on Saturday morning.

The tragedy came just a week after the body of a 19-year-old from Manningtree was discovered near rail tracks.


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Police officers had been driving along Woodbridge Road when the teenager, who had attended both Claydon High School and Stoke High School, was spotted looking over the bridge.

Inspector Tony Woodward, control room supervisor at Suffolk police, said: “Within a couple of minutes he threatened to jump and swung his legs over the parapet before jumping in front of an oncoming train.”

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The teenager, who was believed to live locally, was treated trackside by paramedics and then taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering from life threatening injuries. He later died from those injuries.

The incident happened near to The Case is Altered pub, and devastated family members are believed to have left floral tributes at the scene over the weekend.

Suffolk Constabulary is currently investigating the details surrounding the death, and an inquest will be held into the tragedy.

Only last week a separate investigation was launched by police after a teenager was killed by a train near Manningtree.

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