Probe after woman hit by train at Leyland station

Police are attempting to piece together the moments leading up to serious incident in which a train struck a woman at Leyland Railway station.

On Sunday, January 5, a 42-year-old Chorley woman was struck by a train at the station and suffered serious injuries to her legs.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious, but BTP officers are now trying to work out what happened moments before the woman was hit by the train.

Detective Constable Chris Biggs said: “The incident happened shortly before 7.30pm, but we believe the woman had been at the station for a short while before she was struck by the train.

“We have already spoken to several people who were in and around Leyland station on Sunday evening, but I am sure there are others we have yet to speak to.”

Following the incident the woman was taken to Chorley Hospital where she is still being treated for serious leg injuries.

DC Biggs added: “Although the woman is now in a stable condition, this was a serious incident and I need to speak to anyone who may be able to shed light on exactly what happened in the moments before she was hit.”

Those who have information about the incident please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting log 313 of 5/1/14.

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