Kent

Ramsgate level crossing crash: Two released on bail

The car and the train on the Cliff's End level crossing
Image caption The 04:50 service from Ramsgate to London hit the Vauxhall Astra on the Cliff's End level crossing

A man and a woman arrested after a train struck an unoccupied car on a level crossing in Kent have been released on police bail.

The Southeastern train hit the car on the Cliff's End level crossing in Ramsgate at 05:00 BST on 19 October.

The pair were held on suspicion of being in charge of a vehicle when unfit through drink or drugs.

British Transport Police said they had been released on bail until 15 December pending further enquires.

The driver and four rail workers on the train were unhurt, and Southeastern said the incident damaged the train and caused disruptions to services.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "There was no-one inside the car at the time of the collision. The train remained upright on the tracks.

"A BTP investigation is under way to establish how the car came to be on the crossing and the full circumstances leading up to the incident."

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