Train station death: Victim named

The 3.48pm to Malton train stopped, due to a fatality on the line as it entered Scarborough Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122860a   13/07/12
The 3.48pm to Malton train stopped, due to a fatality on the line as it entered Scarborough Station. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122860a 13/07/12
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The identity of the man killed at Scarborough station on Friday has been disclosed by British Transport Police.

The victim has been named as 56-year-old Scarborough man Mark Oates.

A British Transport Police spokesman added: “I can confirm that the man who died after being struck by a train at Scarborough rail station on Friday, 13 July was Mark Oates, aged 56 from Scarborough.

“British Transport Police and North Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to British Transport Police at 3.30pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended, but Mr Oates was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

In inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned by the Scarborough Coroner’s Office.

Mr Oates was killed after jumping in front of a train as it made its way into the station.

Witnesses, including children, were treated for shock at the scene, and the station was closed for a short period afterwards.