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Train death: Man's ID to be released in next 24 hours
11:50am Tuesday 10th July 2012 in High Wycombe
THE identity of the man who died after being hit by a train near High Wycombe on Saturday is expected to be released in the next 24 hours.
A post mortem is being carried out and the Buckinghamshire Coroner’s office said it expects to identify the man either later today or tomorrow.
The incident occurred near High Wycombe on the London-bound Chiltern Railways line just before 8am.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 7.49am and it is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”
Chiltern Railways took to Twitter to update passengers about delays. It tweeted: “Very sadly, a person has been hit by a train just north of High Wyc.”
Wycombe Superintendant Gilbert Houalla, said, also via Twitter: “Sad to say a person has fatally thrown himself in front of train. Sorry for his family, friends and the train driver, it will stay with them.”
Any witnesses should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting NSPIS 125.