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Male pedestrian killed by a train at the level crossing in Bentley

09:22 15 September 2015

Fatal incident at Bentley Level Crossing.

Fatal incident at Bentley Level Crossing.

Rail services are now running as normal after a man was killed by a train today.

Fatal incident at Bentley Level Crossing.  Fatal incident at Bentley Level Crossing.

Police were alerted at 5.30am and officers closed the crossing to cars and pedestrians and train services were suspended.

The East of England Ambulance Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “We were called to a level crossing in Station Road, Bentley, Suffolk, on September 15, to a report of a person hit by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Suffolk Constabulary attended the incident, which was reported to police shortly after 5.30am.

“East of England Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

“This incident is not believed to be suspicious.”

11 comments

  • The Sams are the only recourse for a desperate person. Now that the N&S Mental Health Trust has been virtually dismantled. The Sams are wonderful, but someone in those circumstances needs more than just the opportunity for an outpouring of grief. I commented elsewhere recently, that society is more concerned about punctual trains than mental health issues. And Shiny Things, of course. (plus yearly upgrade).....................This kind of tragedy will continue. Welcome to the 52nd State.

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    catharthis

    Sunday, September 20, 2015

  • Im sure network rail have thousands of buses just stood ideally waiting to be used all over the country - NOT. You try hiring in buses at short notice on a weekday just before the school run time - you wont get any. Most fatalities are cleared in under 90 minutes, which if you had any idea of the horrific work that needed doing in that time you really would not be complaining. Even if you could hire replacement buses, get the drivers and buses to the correct location - it would take over 90 mins. Get real. If this was a fatality on a major arterial motorwayA road the road would be closed for hours. Thank you to all the Blue Light Services dealing with this - something the rest of the population cant really even imagine.

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    Dunnicking

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • Im sure network rail have thousands of buses just stood ideally waiting to be used all over the country - NOT. You try hiring in buses at short notice on a weekday just before the school run time - you wont get any. Most fatalities are cleared in under 90 minutes, which if you had any idea of the horrific work that needed doing in that time you really would not be complaining. Even if you could hire replacement buses, get the drivers and buses to the correct location - it would take over 90 mins. Get real. If this was a fatality on a major arterial motorwayA road the road would be closed for hours. Thank you to all the Blue Light Services dealing with this - something the rest of the population cant really even imagine.

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    Dunnicking

    Thursday, September 17, 2015

  • It was being involved in a sad incident like this many years ago, that gave me the incentive to train as a Samaritan and work for a number of years at the Ipswich office. There can be few suicide "methods" that cause so much distress to so many people as suicide by train. If anybody reading this is thinking of ending their life this way, please call the Samaritans and try and consider the full implications of ending your life this way.

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    patg_2007

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • May I just clarify that I am a retired 999 worker and have done those nasty bits after such tragedies. I was not trying to demise the situation but querying why it takes so long for Network Rail to consider the travellers stuck on the platform with little or no information about when if they will ever start their journey. Fatal rail incidents will always require the service to be suspended for a considerable time so at what point does Network Rail think of buses being required- after 30 minutes, an hour, 90 minutes? I know of travellers due out on the early trains who gave up at 7am (90 minutes after the fatality was reported) and lost a days work.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • The Original Victor Meldrew is the most important man in the world, and getting to work is THE most important thing in life Take time to think about your comments, would you have the same view if it was someone you know?

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    Roger Osbourne's Pants

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • Although I agree with Mr Tiggles regarding the respect, I also see that it would make sence for the newpaper to give alternative arragements rather than just focasing on the gory details and save numerous calls to network rail which should have an alternative arrangement as part of their general business.. That lets the guysgirls on the ground deal efficiently with the sad demise of the gentleman.

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    Ipswich Company Director

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  • How about we show some heartfelt respect to the poor deceased gentleman for whom life had seemingly become too much to bear, and to his family and friends too. Also to the poor train driver, Network Rail personnel and the emergency services who were tasked with the grim job of recovery?

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    Mr Tiggles

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • So what attempts or arrangements were made (buses ?) to get travellers down to Colchester so they could try to get to London ? Guess that was a no then ?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • I'm sure we have all benefitted from knowing that piece of information.

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    BoBoBolinski

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • Heard the sirens

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    Aprille Richardson

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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