Man killed during pursuit named

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.

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Police confirm man hit by train

The British Transport Police has released this statement after a man was hit by a train this afternoon:

“BTP officers were called to the line close to Chatsworth Road in Brondesbury following a report that a man had been hit by a train.

“Metropolitan Police officers also attended, alongside medics from the London Ambulanc eService, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident was reported at 4.39pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

– British Transport Police

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