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Great Barton rail crossing cyclist death 'not suspicious'

from the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-26719096    25th March 2014

Great Barton rail crossing cyclist death 'not suspicious'

Cattishall railway crossing near Bury St Edmunds The footpath crossing is between Bury St Edmunds and Thurston railway stations

The death of a 41-year-old cyclist on a railway crossing in Suffolk is being treated as 'non-suspicious', British Transport Police said.

The man, from Thurston, was hit by a train just after 09:00 GMT at a footpath that crosses the line at Cattishall near Bury St Edmunds.

It appeared the cyclist had dismounted before the crash and the force was preparing a report for the coroner.

Police said an inquest will decide if it was an accident or a deliberate act.

Ambulance crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police said they would not be releasing his name until the inquest.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "Network Rail remains committed to reducing level crossing risk as much as possible and we have invested £131m to upgrade or close more than 700 level crossings nationwide since 2010, with a further 500 planned in the next five years.

"As part of this, we continue to examine and assess level crossings in the Anglia route".

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