Cuffley rail death: Police working to identify man

PUBLISHED: 11:15 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 22 August 2013

Police say the man's death is being treated as 'non-suspicious'

Police say the man's death is being treated as 'non-suspicious'


POLICE are working to identify a man who was killed after being hit by a train near Cuffley this morning.

An investigation has been launched by British Transport Police (BTP) following the tragedy, which happened at around 6.30am.

A spokesman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Cuffley station, Hertfordshire, on Thursday, 22 August after a report that a person had been hit by a train.

“BTP and Hertfordshire Constabulary officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 6.30am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the identity of the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

The First Capital Connect (FCC) line was closed between Stevenage and Gordon Hill, but has now been reopened.

An FCC spokesman said there are still delays, but services are expected to be back to normal by the evening rush hour.

He apologised for delays, and said customers would be able to apply for refunds.

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