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Railway line shuts and trains stopped after man is killed
A MAN has died after being hit by a train on a level crossing near Evesham.
The collision happened at the Littleton and Badsey CCTV controlled level crossing at 1.07pm yesterday between Honeybourne and Evesham.
All services on the Cotswold line were temporarily cancelled between London and Worcester, but were back up and running at 2.15pm.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “The incident was reported to BTP at 1.16pm and was also attended by officers from West Mercia Constabulary.
“Local paramedics attended and the body of an as-yet-unidentified man was located and pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers are currently working to establish the man’s identity.
“The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
The train involved was the 11.20 London Paddington toGreat Malvern service.
A spokesman for Network Rail said the death was being treated as a “non-suspicious deliberate act”.