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Whilst we have yet to formally identify the deceased we can confirm we believe the woman was 48 and the child was a boy aged 10. Both were local to the area and we believe they were mother and son. The incident is still bring treated as suspicious although officers do not believe there was any third party involvement at the station.
Police say the child was aged under 10 years. A passenger who said he was on board the 08.41 train from Bedwyn to Paddington said the driver apologised to everyone on board after his train struck the pair.
British Transport Police say a possible murder-suicide is:
... one of the lines of inquiry that our officers will be pursuing but we must not speculate.
Police have been searching the train tracks and studying CCTV at Slough, as well as speaking to a large number of witnesses, both on the train and on the platform.
- Police say they are not looking for anyone else following the deaths of a woman and child at Slough
- British Transport Police has ruled out the involvement of a third party but says the deaths in are still being treated as suspicious
A taxi driver, who did not want to be named, was queuing outside the station when the two people were hit by a train.
I was just waiting for a job when I heard the sirens and saw about four or five police cars arrive but we didn't know it was this serious until the station was closed and everyone was forced to leave. It's terrible what has happened, we can't believe it.
We've heard a lot of different things but we don't know what has really happened.
Police have confirmed that a woman and a child were killed after being struck by a train at a busy station. British Transport Police say the deaths are being treated as suspicious and investigators are appealing for witnesses to the tragedy in Slough, Berkshire to come forward.
One of the passengers on the train told ITV News:
We went through Slough, there was a loud bang and the train came to a stop. Police officers have classed the train as a crime scene and are currently taking photos of evidence.
We were called at 9.42am to reports of two people struck by a train. We sent two ambulance officers and an ambulance crew and two people were confirmed deceased at the scene.