Attempted murder arrest after woman hit by train in Suffolk

Spikes Lane crossing at Stowmarket Image copyright Google
Image caption The train was travelling at about 50mph when it struck the woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was hit by a train in Suffolk.

The woman, aged in her 20s, sustained head and pelvic injuries when she was struck at Spikes Lane crossing in Stowmarket, on Sunday evening.

Her injuries have been described as "non life-threatening".

British Transport Police (BTP) arrested a 37-year-old man from Ipswich at the scene. A BTP spokesman said inquiries were ongoing.

The woman was struck on the level crossing by the 17:55 GMT Ipswich to Peterborough train, which was travelling at about 50mph (80km/h), the spokesman added.

She was taken by ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where she is still being treated for her injuries.

BTP investigators are trying to establish how she came to be on the tracks.

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