Iden­tity of train death un­known

Per­son struck by an ex­press train

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PO­LICE have still to for­mally iden­tify the per­son who died at Hayes and Har­ling­ton sta­tion last week.

At about 1.40pm on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 7, the in­di­vid­ual was struck by the Padding­ton to Pen­zance ex­press train.

A spokesman for Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice said: “Our of­fi­cers at­tended, along­side col­leagues from London Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, and dis­cov­ered a per­son had been struck and killed by a train.

“The death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious and we are now work­ing to de­ter­mine the iden­tity of the de­ceased. A re­port will sub­se­quently be pre­pared for the coro­ner.”

But by the time the Gazette went to press yes­ter­day (Tues­day), the dead per­son’s iden­tity – and even whether they were a man or a woman – had not been made pub­lic.

Net­work Rail con­firmed the death oc­curred on the fast line, close to the spot where a line branches off to Heathrow Air­port.

It said all ser­vices were back to nor­mal by 3.20pm.

A spokesman for First Great Western, although un­able to com­ment specif­i­cally about the driver of the train, said: “Clearly this is the worst thing that could hap­pen to a driver.”

Four men died in as many months in 2012 at the sta­tion, prompt­ing Hayes and Har­ling­ton Labour MP John McDon­nell to call on po­lice, First Great Western and Hilling­don Coun­cil to work to­gether to try to pre­vent more fa­tal­i­ties.

If you know the iden­tity of the per­son who died, please call the news­desk on 01895 451 036.

n MISS­ING: Alisha Rhone

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