Woman falls to death on railway line

AN elderly woman fell to her death on a railway line at Huntingdon Station on Friday (October 27). British Transport Police said the woman was 86-year-old Cicey Audrey, who was more commonly known as Vivian. She lived in Hartford Road, Huntingdon. She di

AN elderly woman fell to her death on a railway line at Huntingdon Station on Friday (October 27).

British Transport Police said the woman was 86-year-old Cicey Audrey, who was more commonly known as Vivian. She lived in Hartford Road, Huntingdon.

She died on Friday after being hit by a passenger train that had been travelling at about 100mph on its way to King's Cross from Hull.

The accident happened at about noon.


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Ms Audrey was said to be a regular visitor to the Four Seasons Day Centre in Hartford Road, which provides assessment care for people with dementia and mental illness.

The train was the 10.11am service from Hull to King's Cross operated by Hull Trains.

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A spokesman for Hull Trains said: "We can confirm that an incident took place at Huntingdon train station today (Friday) involving one of our trains."

The line was closed from 12.10pm to 1.35pm causing serious delays to rail users between London and Cambridgeshire. Delays of up to two hours were experienced on

services operated by Hull Trains, First Capital Connect and GNER.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We have launched an investigation into the incident but are not treating it as suspicious."

The death was reported to the Cambridgeshire coroner and a post mortem examination was carried out at Hinchingbrooke Hospital last week.

The results are expected in about six weeks.

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