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Man who died after being hit by train in Ketton named as Anthony Charles Lake, 79

The foot crossing in Ketton, near Barrowden Road. Photo: MSMP170114-003am

The foot crossing in Ketton, near Barrowden Road. Photo: MSMP170114-003am

The 79-year-old man who died after being hit by a train in Ketton last week has been named as Anthony Charles Lake.

Mr Lake, from Ketton, was believed to have been walking his dog when he was hit by a freight train near the level crossing in Station Road just after 4pm on Wednesday last week.

It is thought he was on the foot crossing, about 100 yards from the road crossing.

Loughborough coroner’s office confirmed Mr Lake’s identity today (Wednesday) and said a post mortem had been scheduled. An inquest has not yet been opened.

Emergency services were called on Wednesday last week but Mr Lake was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trains were delayed while the tracks were cleared and the level crossing in Station Road was closed to traffic and pedestrians for several hours.

The train was operated by DB Schenker and was returning empty Castle Cement tankers to Hanson Cement in Ketton.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and believe it was a tragic accident. Mr Lake’s dog was not hurt.

 

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