Person hit by train in Hemel Hempstead

The incident happened just after 5pm last night (May 18)

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:26 am
Police

A person was hit by a train in Hemel Hempstead last night (Tuesday, May 18).

British Transport Police were called at 5.15pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Police covering Dacorum posted on Facebook that they were supporting British Transport colleagues at Hemel Hempstead station.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Hemel Hempstead at 5.14pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Southern Rail (@SouthernRailUK) tweeted at 5.25pm: "It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes. All lines are blocked between these stations whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident."

Just after 8.40pm services began to return to normal between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes following the tragic accident.

Southern Rail (@SouthernRailUK) tweeted at 8.41pm: "We work closely with @samaritans and support the work they do. If you or someone close to you has been affected by this or any incident, there is always someone to talk to. Contact Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help and advice is only a phone call away."

If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.