Witness to death of Dublin woman hit by train comes forward

Woman (29) was killed when hit by a train upon crossing railway line near Birmingham

A witness is now “helping officers with their inquiries” after the death of a Dublin woman on railway lines near Birmingham earlier this week, a statement from British Transport Police said. File photograph: Getty Images

A witness is now “helping officers with their inquiries” after the death of a Dublin woman on railway lines near Birmingham earlier this week, a statement from British Transport Police said. File photograph: Getty Images

 

A man sought by British Transport Police (BTP) after the death of a Dublin woman on a rail line near Birmingham earlier this week has made contact with them.

The woman, aged 29, was killed when hit by a train after she crossed railway lines at Barnt Green station, in Worcestershire, early in the morning on Thursday. She has not yet been named by police.

The witness sought had also crossed the railway, just beforehand.

The death is not believed to have been suspicious. Witness reports say she was seen trying to cross the tracks with the man when she was struck.

The man is now “helping officers with their inquiries”, a statement from BTP said.

The police asked for the privacy of the man involved to be respected after he had come forward.