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'Possible murder-suicide' at Slough railway station

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.

– British Transport Police

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.


Witness saw 'four or five police cars' arrive at Slough station

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.

– Taxi driver

Passenger hears 'loud bang' as train comes to a stop

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.

– Passenger
British Transport Police at the scene of the deaths in Slough Credit: ITV News
British Transport Police remove evidence from the scene Credit: ITV News


Police trying to identify two people killed at Slough station

Our officers were called to Slough railway station shortly before 9.45am on Tuesday, 23 September, following reports that two people had been struck by a train. Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service also attended the incident, and two people were pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being treated as suspicious. Officers are working to identify the deceased, and a full investigation has been launched. The station is currently closed while inquiries continue. For the latest information on disruption to rail services contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

– British Transport Police
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