Posted: Wed 27th Nov 2013

Update: Police confirm a man was struck and killed by a train in Shotton

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2013

Update:  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

British Transport Police confirmed on Monday that a man had been struck and killed  by a train just outside of Shotton  a spokesman said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“BTP officers were called to the line close to Shotton Rail Station on Saturday after a report that a person had been struck by a train. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Officers from BTP and North Wales Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 11.04pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A report on Arriva Wales website has stated ‘Owing to a person hit by a train between Shotton and Chester all lines are blocked’ the report was posted at 23:35 Saturday 23rd November.
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Screenshot from 2013-11-24 01:26:53 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Around the same time the report was posted on Arriva trains website a Police helicopter was hovering above Shotton with the high powered light shining in a specific spot not far from the train station, though this could be unrelated. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Screenshot from 2013-11-24 01:34:17 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

By 01:30 the original message had been cleared from the Arriva Trains Website. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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