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Second man killed on railway line in Bishop's Stortford area in 10 days

A man in his 40s died after being hit by a train north of Bishop's Stortford – the second such fatality on the local stretch of the London-Cambridge main line within 10 days.

British Transport Police were called at 11.30am on Friday (June 26) to an area of railway in Stansted following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

A spokesman said on Monday (June 29): "Officers attended but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. They are working to inform the person’s next of kin. A report will also be prepared for the coroner."

The train involved was the 10.53am southbound service from Cambridge North to London Liverpool Street.

The incident came a little more than a week after a 22-year-old man died after being hit by a train in Bishop's Stortford.

That incident happened late on Tuesday June 16 at Twyford Road, by the Twyford Business Centre, off London Road.

A BTP spokesman said at the time: "The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner."

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