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Train passengers urged to seek help after Leyland Station death

Posted on - 26th July, 2017 - 6:09pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport
The incident happened close to Leyland Station Pic: calflier001
The incident happened close to Leyland Station Pic: calflier001

Passengers who were witnesses to a tragic incident on the rail network near Preston have been urged to seek support.

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South Ribble Police say officers from British Transport Police are working with those who saw a death on the line at Leyland.

Services to and from Preston were suspended for a number of hours on Tuesday (25 July) evening following the incident.

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A statement from police said: “Some of you may be aware of a tragic incident which occurred at Leyland Railway Station yesterday afternoon during which a person lost their life.

“Our colleagues from the British Transport Police are working with those who have come forward as witnesses and they are providing specialist support to those witnesses.
We are aware that other people have most likely witnessed the incident or its aftermath and may not have identified themselves to officers afterwards.

“If you did witness the incident and you would like to speak to someone please don’t suffer in silence, you can call the Samaritans, free and in confidence, on 116 123.”

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