Essex

Human leg found under Ingatestone station platform

Ingatestone railway station Image copyright Google
Image caption The remains have been removed from the scene and the coroner has been informed of the find.

A human leg and foot thought to belong to a person struck by a train in 2014 have been found under a station platform.

The discovery was made by a railway contractor at Ingatestone railway station in Essex on Thursday.

Police say they are in contact with the family and keeping them updated with developments in the case.

The remains have been removed from the scene and the coroner has been informed of the find.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the force was confident the leg belonged to the person involved in the 2014 incident, though tests would be carried out to make sure.

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