Forensic officers work on the tracks at Slough train station, west of London, after a woman and a child died after being struck by a train at the station
Forensic officers work on the tracks at Slough train station, west of London, after a woman and a child died after being struck by a train at the station

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A WOMAN and child have died after being hit by a train in "suspicious circumstances" at Slough station in Berkshire, west of London

The pair, who have not been named, were pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 9.45am this morning.

Police are believed to be investigating whether they were pushed in front of the train as it came into the station.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police could not give any more details and said officers were "keeping an open mind".

"At this time the incident at Slough has been declared suspicious and officers are investigating the circumstances," he added.

"Officers are working to identify the deceased, and a full investigation has been launched."

Thames Valley Police and paramedics from the South Coast Ambulance service were called to the scene and the station was closed.

Train lines through Slough have reopened but National Rail warned to expect cancellations and delays to services.

Passengers on the train that hit the two people have been expressing sympathy for the driver on Twitter, saying he apologised over the intercom after the incident.

In an unrelated incident, a person was struck by a freight train at Gloucester station.


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