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A man killed after being hit by a train while being chased by police has been named as Devante Keane from Essex. The 20-year-old was stopped by officers in Willesden Green who wanted to search him for drugs.
Devante Keane ran off into nearby gardens, climbed over a fence and onto the railway line. He was then hit by a train near Dartmouth Road.
Detectives have tonight confirmed a man was stopped by police before he was hit by a train. Officers suspected he may have been carrying drugs. He made off a short while later, sparking a police search in Willesden.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was hit by a train on the line near Dartmouth Road around 40 minutes later. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The British Transport Police has released this statement after a man was hit by a train this afternoon:
There are no trains to and from Marylebone until further notice. Police are investigating after someone was hit by a train.