Police wait to name victim

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POLICE are still unable to name a 22-year-old Scarborough man who died after being hit by a train at the weekend.

It happened close to the Binnington Crossing, near Willerby, just after 6pm on Saturday (January 29).

Officers from British Transport Police and North Yorkshire Police arrived at the scene after reports that a person had been struck by a train.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Binnington Crossing, Willerby, Scarborough on Saturday after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from British Transport Police and North Yorkshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 6.09pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be 22-years-old and from Scarborough, was pronounced dead at the scene. A file will be prepared for the coroner.

“The train involved was the 5.47pm Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street service.”

A spokeswoman for the Coroner’s office in Scarborough said that the coroner would open an inquest once the deceased had been officially identified.

Rail operators First Transpennine set up a replacement bus service between Scarborough and Malton while investigations took place.

Witnesses said the emergency service vehicles were at the scene until about 9pm.

One man, who did not give his name, said: “We didn’t hear anything. All we saw were the flashing lights. We just knew something serious was going on. It’s a very sad event.”