Train crash: Cambridgeshire driver quizzed by transport police

A 38-YEAR-old driver was yesterday being quizzed by police in connection with the Suffolk derailment.

A 38-YEAR-old driver is today being quizzed by police in connection with the Suffolk derailment.

The man, who is from Cambridgeshire and thought to be an eastern European, was arrested following the crash at the unmanned level crossing in Little Cornard yesterday evening.

The man, who is believed to work for the Sudbury-based BM Tankering, is being held at Bury St Edmunds police station where he is being interviewed by transport officers.

He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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Officers from British Transport Police are today scouring the scene of the incident for “physical and technical evidence,” said Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther.

“Also overnight, we have been planning how best to facilitate the recovery operation and a 130 tonne crane is being brought to the site later today,” he said. “We are mindful of the impact this incident has had on the local community, who have been very supportive throughout.”

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Officers were last night unable to get into the train cab and that is something they are hoping to do today as part of their investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 405040.

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