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A man's been struck by a train and killed in Tadcaster

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1:08pm 31st August 2011

A man's been struck by a train and killed in Tadcaster.

It happened last night just before 10pm near the Ryther Viaduct.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service were alerted; but the man, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish his identity and inform his next of kin.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:

“BTP officers were called to the line close to Ryther Viaduct, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire on Tuesday 30th August following the report of a man being struck by a train.

“BTP and North Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident which was reported to police at 9.45pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.  

“Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be in his thirties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity and inform next of kin.  

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The line was handed back to Network Rail at 1.43am on Wednesday 31st August. 

The train involved was the 5.41pm Reading to Newcastle service.

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