Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: -0°C

Search

Fatality on rail line near Ingatestone confirmed as 15-year-old William Tweed

PUBLISHED: 16:31 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:52 22 September 2017

British Transport Police has confirmed that the person who died on the rail line near Ingatestone was 15-year-old William Tweed

British Transport Police has confirmed that the person who died on the rail line near Ingatestone was 15-year-old William Tweed

Archant

A person who died on the rail line near Ingatestone in Essex on Thursday has been named as 15-year-old William Tweed.

Emergency services were called at 4.35pm to the line near Ingatestone station after reports that a person on the line had been struck.

Officers from British Transport Police were joined by paramedics from the east of England Ambulance Service, where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

BTP officers yesterday confirmed that 15-year-old William Tweed from Ingatestone had died.

A spokesman from BTP added: “Specialist officers are supporting William’s family and work is on-going to establish how he came to be on the tracks.

“William’s family has requested that they are allowed the privacy and space to grieve and come to terms with his death.

“William’s death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Earlier in the evening train operator Greater Anglia reported that a trespass incident had taken place on the line near Ingatestone, and urged trains to travel slowly in the area.

The incident left severe delays on services in the area, with many services unable to run or being delayed as a result.

The issue affected trains to and from London Liverpool Street, including those running to and from Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.

A school is set to create a new teaching block to help it meet a growing demand for pupil places.

Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives – but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

A powerhouse supermum from Melton has been crowned the World’s Strongest Woman – having only taken up the sport three-and-a-half years ago.

Business leaders and bosses have warned of the catastrophic consequences a hard or no deal Brexit could have on trade coming in and out of the Port of Felixstowe.

Forecasters are warning Suffolk and north Essex could see a sprinkling of sleet over the next few days – as overnight temperatures look set to plummet.

Detectives investigating reports of an attack outside an Ipswich restaurant have arrested two people.

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24