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Body of man, 56, found on train line

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 14, 2013

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A man has been killed after being struck by a train on Tuesday night.

Police were called to the scene at Crosslands in Wellington, Somerset, at 8.43pm on Tuesday after a Network Rail worker discovered the body on the train line.

The man, believed to be aged 56 and from Wellington, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "The incident was reported to BTP at 8.43pm by Network Rail track maintenance staff who were working in the area.

"Medics from the South Western Ambulance Service also attended and the body of a man was located with injuries consistent with having been hit by a train.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man has yet to be formally identified. It is unclear at this stage which train struck the man and at what time.

"His death is being treated as non-suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner.

All services on the line were suspended while the incident was dealt with, causing disruption between Exeter St Davids and Taunton.

The railway line was reopened at 10.35pm.

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