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MP calls for more to be done to make level crossings safer

The local MP, John Mann, has called for more to be done to make the level crossings safer.

A four-year-old girl and a woman were struck by a train yesterday in North Nottinghamshire.

They were travelling in a car. The four-year-old was rushed to hospital and this morning, died from her injuries.

The driver, a 67-year-old woman was taken to hospital with neck injuries and bruising. She remains in hospital, in a stable condition this afternoon.

The train was travelling from Lincoln to Doncaster. It didn't de-rail but was damaged by the collision. No passengers were hurt.

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'An outstanding young man'

Tributes have been paid to Harry Drain, the 18-year-old who died after being struck by a train.

Harry was jogging near a railway line in Tinwell in Rutland and it's thought he didn't hear te train because he was wearing headphones.

Harry had just left Stamford School after taking his 'A' Levels. The school principal, Stephen Roberts, said Harry was an outstanding young man who had a great future in front of him.

"He was well-known and well-liked and he will be greatly missed."

Mr Roberts said Harry worked hard at his studies of psychology, business studies and geography and intended to take a gap year before going to university.

"He was interested in all kinds of things - he played rugby and liked drama and was really popular.

"He was always smiling and was keen to be involved in the school. This is awful news for everyone who knew him and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

"It's immensely shocking and we will do what we can to support his family and friends."

School mourns Harry's death

Harry Drain died after being struck by a train Credit: ITV Central News

Eighteen-year-old jogger Harry Drain, who died after being hit by a train in Tinwell in Rutland, was a 'young man with a bright future' according to the principal of the school Harry had just left after taking his 'A' Levels.

The crossing where Harry Drain was killed Credit: ITV Central News

Mr Stephen Roberts, Principal of Stamford Endowed Schools, said Harry well known and well liked and was 'an outstanding young man'.

Tribute to jogger hit by train

The 18-year-old man who died after being hit by a train in Tinwell in Rutland has been named as Harry Drain.It's believed he was listening to music on headphones when he was struck by a freight train shortly after 11:30am on Tuesday.

Harry, a pupil at Stamford Endowed Schools, had just taken his A levels. The school say they are 'immensely shocked'. Harry was an intelligent, hard-working student who won a school prize for Business Studies.

He was planning to take a gap year before going to university.


Man hit by train near Stamford

A man has died after being hit by a train this morning.

It happened close to Stamford rail station at about 11.30am.

The man, who has not yet been formally identified, died at the scene. British Transport Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

“BTP officers were called to the line close to Stamford rail station on Tuesday, 17 July following a report of a man being struck by a train.BTP and Lincolnshire Police officers attended the incident and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the man and inform his next of kin.The train was the 09.25am Mount Sorrell to Kennett freight service."

– British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson
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