Train death sparks service review

A HEALTH trust has launched a review of mental health services provided to a man killed by a train travelling at 100mph, it emerged today.

A HEALTH trust has launched a review of mental health services provided to a man killed by a train travelling at 100mph, it emerged today.

Suffolk Mental Health Partnership today announced it would review the services provided to Kesgrave man Anthony Warren following his death on the Ipswich to London railway line.

Mr Warren, 43, was killed when he was hit by the train at Witham at 2.15pm on March 9.

A spokesman for the trust said: “The trust learned of Anthony Warren's death with great sadness and we would like to offer our condolences to his family and friends.”

An inquest in Mr Warren's death has been opened and adjourned.

Essex police gave Mr Warren's address as Manor Road, Martlesham, but he is believed to have moved to the Grange Farm area of Kesgrave prior to his death.

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A former neighbour in Manor Road, who did not wish to be named, described him as a “quiet man”.

Mr Warren worked for British Telecom and is thought to have been based at the Adastral Park complex at Martlesham Heath.

A spokesman for the company said: “We were saddened to hear this news and BT would like to express its deepest sympathies to his family at this time.”

It is not clear how long Mr Warren had been receiving treatment from the mental health partnership.

Today, the spokesman said it would be seeking to learn any lessons it could from Mr Warren's death.

He said: “We will be reviewing the services we provided to Mr Warren to see if there is anything we can learn to improve our services in the future.”

Following Mr Warren's death, British Transport Police shut the rail line in both directions and launched an investigation. They have since said it is not being treated as suspicious.

The train, which had 165 passengers on board, was travelling at 100mph and despite the driver applying the emergency brakes it could not stop in time.

Do you want to pay tribute to Mr Warren? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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