Grantham woman killed on rail tracks at Barrowby Road bridge

British Transport Police were quickly on the scene.
British Transport Police were quickly on the scene.
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A WOMAN from Grantham took her own life by throwing herself in front of a train at Barrowby Road bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

The 45-year-old woman, who has not yet been formally identified, died when she was struck by a train at around 4.15pm.

The train was the 15.00 Kings Cross to Glasgow East Coast Trains service.

The death is not being linked to an incident on Thursday evening where a 44-year-old Grantham man was threatening to jump from the same railway bridge.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Grantham rail station, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday, March 30 after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

“BTP and Lincolnshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 4.13pm and a body was discovered.

“Enquiries have begun to establish the identity of the person and the circumstances leading up to their death.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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