Man is killed by on-coming train

Pictured is Shirebrook train station, off Station Road, Shirebrook.
Pictured is Shirebrook train station, off Station Road, Shirebrook.

Derbyshire Constabulary and the British Transport Police have launched an investigation after an elderly man was discovered dead following a collision with an on-coming train.

The collision happened on the rail line at Shirebrook station, off Station Road, about 11pm, on Tuesday, April 22.

British Transport Police stated the deceased man was 72-years-old and was from Mansfield and was found on the tracks.

A police spokesman said: “Sadly, there has been a fatality on the rail tracks at Shirebrook train station involving a man. The incident involved a collision with an on-coming train.

“The British Transport Police have been alerted and are handling the matter.”

Derbyshire Constabulary explained the British Transport Police will be investigating the circumstances around the death.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 11pm on Tuesday, 22 April to Shirebrook rail station in Mansfield following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from Derbyshire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service and discovered a 72-year-old man from the Mansfield area had been struck and killed by a train.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and we will now assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.