Train death man named

A man who was killed after being struck by a train has been named locally as Rob Rickards, from Exmouth. The police said they were not treating the 41 year old’s death as suspicious.

An Exmouth man killed when he was struck by a train in Exeter has been named locally as Rob Rickards, of Hulham Road.

The police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Rickards, 41, who struck by a train close to Sowton and Digby station last Thursday.

It is thought Mr Rickards had been standing on the line when he was hit by the Exmouth to Exeter St David’s train.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

British Transport Police, paramedics and officers from Devon and Cornwall police attended the incident.

The train was stopped for an hour and a half while police began their investigations.

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