Suffolk

Great Barton rail crossing cyclist death 'not suspicious'

  • 25 March 2014
  • From the section Suffolk
Cattishall railway crossing near Bury St Edmunds
The footpath crossing is between Bury St Edmunds and Thurston railway stations

The death of a 41-year-old cyclist on a railway crossing in Suffolk is being treated as 'non-suspicious', British Transport Police said.

The man, from Thurston, was hit by a train just after 09:00 GMT at a footpath that crosses the line at Cattishall near Bury St Edmunds.

It appeared the cyclist had dismounted before the crash and the force was preparing a report for the coroner.

Police said an inquest will decide if it was an accident or a deliberate act.

Ambulance crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police said they would not be releasing his name until the inquest.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "Network Rail remains committed to reducing level crossing risk as much as possible and we have invested £131m to upgrade or close more than 700 level crossings nationwide since 2010, with a further 500 planned in the next five years.

"As part of this, we continue to examine and assess level crossings in the Anglia route".

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