A woman and a child were killed by a train this morning in suspicious circumstances.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at Slough station in Berkshire just before 9.45am. Two people, who had been hit by a train, were declared dead at the scene; the dead persons have yet to be identified, but are described as a woman and child.
Slough station has been closed and First Great Western said there would be “no public access until further notice.”
Foul play has not been ruled out ad the British Transport Police have deemed the deaths “suspicious.”
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said today that it is “very unusual” for deaths caused by trains to be deemed “suspicious” and there will be an urgent investigation into the incident.
Witnesses on the train have claimed that the driver used the train’s PA system to apologise to passengers after the train hit the two people.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “At this time the incident at Slough has been declared suspicious and officers are investigating the circumstances. Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service also attended the incident, and two people were pronounced dead at the scene.
“The incident is currently being treated as suspicious. Officers are working to identify the deceased, and a full investigation has been launched. The station is currently closed while enquiries continue.”
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