Tragic death at New Clee railway station

Tragic death at New Clee railway station

Tragic death at New Clee railway station

A person has tragically died on the tracks near New Clee railway station, according to British Transport Police.

Emergency services, including police, ambulance crews, and firefighters, were called to the station shortly after midday today.

Paramedics declared the person dead at the scene.

Humberside Police said: “Emergency services are in attendance at an incident at New Clee Train Station in Grimsby following the concerns for safety of a person.”

A spokesperson for British Transport Police added: “Officers were called to the line near Grimsby at 12.30pm today (Monday, July 5) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to identify the person and establish the full circumstances of their death.”

Trains travelling between Grimsby and Cleethorpes have been halted as a result of the incident

Speaking via Twitter earlier today, a spokesperson for National Rail said: “The emergency services are dealing with an incident between Cleethorpes and Grimsby Town. So they can safely do their work, all lines are currently closed.

“Trains may be cancelled or diverted until approximately 13:45.”

The organisation later confirmed that the disruption is expected to continue until at least 15:45.

Train services to Manchester are also affected, although replacement bus services have been provided.

Updates to follow.

UPDATE: Lines have reopened, however trains may continue to be cancelled as services return to normal.

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Kiera started working for Gi Media in January 2020. She completed her BA at Middlesex University in 2017, and went on to complete her Masters degree at University College London. She has written for a range of academic and creative journals.