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Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Man killed after being hit by train at Cumbrian rail station

Police are supporting the family of a missing man after a death at a Cumbrian rail station this morning.

Andrew Mayall photo
Andrew Mayall

No formal identification has taken place but the family of Andrew Mayall have been made aware, they say.

Mr Mayall, 47, from the Cockermouth area, was last seen between 9.30am and 10.30am yesterday on Main Street, Cockermouth.

Officers said they were concerned for his welfare because it was "very out of character" for him to disappear.

British Transport Police say they were alerted just before 9.15am today to reports a person had been hit at Penrith station.

“Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from Cumbria police and North West Regional Ambulance Service, and discovered a man had been struck and killed by a train.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now working to identify the deceased and notify his family.

“Once this has been completed BTP will assist in the compilation of a report for the coroner.”

Virgin Rail said services running through Penrith were subject to delays or cancellation.

Buses replaced trains between Oxenholme and Carlisle, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes.

All lines have now reopened.

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