Suffolk

Woman killed on a Suffolk railway line named

A woman who died on a railway line in Suffolk on Monday night has been named by police as a 25-year-old from Cambridgeshire.

Tracy George, of Wistaria Road, Wisbech, was struck by a train between Brandon and Santon Downham.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

A 45-year-old man was arrested and bailed on suspicion of false imprisonment. British Transport Police and Suffolk Police are investigating.

A post-mortem examination found that Ms George died as a result of being struck by a train, police said.

'Not suspicious'

At about 2030 GMT on Monday Suffolk Police received a call about a domestic incident on a boat on the River Little Ouse at Brandon.

Officers were making "active inquiries" when, an hour later, a train driver reported that his freight train had struck a person a short distance from Santon Downham, near the level crossing.

Police want to speak to a woman reported to have been at the riverside and on a boat near the Brandon Ram on Monday afternoon.

Det Insp Andy Footer, of Suffolk Police, said: "At some point during the afternoon the woman got onto the vessel, spoke to the occupants and took a ride along the river in the boat.

"She is described as in her late 50s or early 60s with grey or blonde hair, and was wearing a lilac jacket.

"She had a purple mountain bike with her at the moorings."

As there was police involvement in the incident Suffolk Police have referred it to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police also want to speak to anyone who may have seen a woman in distress in the forest around Santon Downham on Monday night.

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