Cambridgeshire: Woman dies after colliding with freight train near Suffolk border

A WOMAN died after colliding with a freight train near the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

The incident - which involved a train travelling from Felixstowe to Leeds - happened at a level crossing in Great Drove, Soham Cotes, near Ely, around 7.50pm on Thursday.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

He said: “BTP officers were called to the line at Tiled House Farm automatic half barrier crossing, Great Drove, Soham Cotes, Ely, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday, August 23, after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Cambridgeshire police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 7.50pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.


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“Paramedics from the Cambridgeshire ambulance service also attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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Trains between Ely and Bury St Edmunds were suspended following the collision, and delays continued after services resumed shortly before 10pm.

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