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Suffolk Conservative MP struck by train in London

David Ruffley
Image caption David Ruffley has been an MP for Bury St Edmunds for 13 years

A Suffolk Conservative MP is recovering after being hit by a train at a London railway station.

David Ruffley, who represents Bury St Edmunds, suffered only "minor injuries" in the rush-hour incident at Victoria on Thursday evening.

He was taken to hospital for treatment. A spokeswoman for British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

The MP has represented the seat since 1997.

He returned with a majority of 12,380 on 6 May and is a former Opposition whip and shadow police reform minister.

The BTP spokeswoman added: "The incident was reported to police at 1700 BST.

"London Ambulance Service attended and the man was taken to St Thomas' Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries."

A Conservative Party spokeswoman said: "David Ruffley received minor injuries at a London railway station on Thursday evening."

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