Eastbourne railway death ‘not being treated as suspicious’

British Transport Police officers were called to Hampden Park railway station shortly after 1am on Saturday (December 8)
British Transport Police officers were called to Hampden Park railway station shortly after 1am on Saturday (December 8)

Officers investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train are not treating the incident as suspicious, British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed.

A BTP spokesman said officers were called to Hampden Park station shortly after 1am on Saturday (December 8) following reports that a person had been struck by a train.

The spokesman added: “Paramedics also attended, but sadly a 39-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokesman for Network Rail said all 60 passengers on board the Southern train were evacuated onto the platform at Hampden Park following the incident.

The Network Rail spokesman added: “There was one carriage which was level with the platform so the police were able to evacuate the train quite easily.”

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