Man dies on railway line at Berwick

A Tweedmouth man was killed after being hit by a train on the main east coast railway line on Friday morning.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15 February, 2016, 13:45

The 58-year-old, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “We were called to Berwick upon Tweed railway station at 8.44am on Friday, 12 February, following a report of a man being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Northumbria Police and North East Ambulance Service also attended, but sadly a 58-year-old man from Tweedmouth was pronounced dead at the scene.

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“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and his family are being informed.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

There have been a number of fatalities on the railway line near Berwick in recent months.