Inquest opened into death of 50-year-old at Holme train crossing

Lawrence Court, in Huntingdon.

Lawrence Court, in Huntingdon. - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death of a man who died after being hit by a train on a level crossing in Holme has been opened and adjourned.

Stephen Allen, from Baldock, near Stevenage was pronounced dead on the line in the village between Huntingdon and Peterborough on February 23.

On Wednesday, March 9, the senior coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, David Heming, opened the inquest into the death at Lawrence Court, in Huntingdon.

Mr Heming told the hearing that on the day of the incident British Transport Police were called to the crossing after reports a man had been struck by a train at around 7.45am.

Officers from Cambridgeshire Police and the East of England Ambulance Service attended the scene on the day.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Allen was identified by a transport police officer after a fingerprint was obtained and matched with a fingerprint from an item from the 50-year-old’s house.

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Following identification a post mortem was carried out by Dr Martin Goddard which determined that Mr Allen died from multiple traumatic injuries.

The inquest has been adjourned until May 31 at Peterborough Register Office at 11.30am for reports to be compiled.