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Death of Burton man hit by train ‘not suspicious’

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 13, 2014

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A 56-YEAR-OLD man from Burton has died after being hit by a train, British Transport Police (BTP) have revealed.

David Stevens, of St Lukes Road, died after being hit by the train which was travelling under a railway bridge near Burton.

BTP said it is believed that Mr Stevens’ death is not suspicious.

Both police and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended but Mr Stevens was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident happened at the railway bridge in Elmhurst, near Kings Bromley, on the A515.

The British Transport Police has now confirmed his death is not believed to be suspicious.

A spokesman said they have handed over their investigation notes to the coroner and an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned and will take place at a later date.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “A responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the patient and death was confirmed on scene.”

The incident happened at 5.45pm on December 18 but news of his death has just been revealed.

A BTP spokesman said: “Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) attended the railway line near Elmhurst after receiving a report of a man being struck by a train.

“Officers attended, alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Constabulary and West Midlands Ambulance Service, but the man was declared dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to identify the man and determine the circumstances surrounding his death, which is not being treated as suspicious.

“They will then assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.”

Mr Steven’s funeral will be held on Friday, January 24.

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