Swanscombe station death treated as non-suspicious

News Shopper: The man came off the end of the platform into the path of a London-bound train travelling on the left hand stretch of track. The man came off the end of the platform into the path of a London-bound train travelling on the left hand stretch of track.

A 44-YEAR-OLD man's death in Swanscombe train station on Friday (Jan 10) is not being treated as suspicious by police.

The man, from Swanscombe, was hit by a train at around 2.50pm and pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the death is not being treated as suspicious after the man came off the platform into the path of a London-bound train.

Police and BTP officers were called to the scene at 2.54pm and medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and a Network Rail emergency response team attended.

Where Swanscombe High Street crosses the railway track was cordoned off and traffic diverted for around an hour-and-a-half while teams worked to remove the body before it was taken to Darent Valley hospital.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Swanscombe station, Gravesend, on January 10 following a report that a man had been hit by a train.

“BTP and Kent Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.54pm and is currently being treated as non suspicious.

“Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and the man, believed to be 44-years-old and from Swanscombe, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

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