Woman killed on train may have been leaning out window: police

Woman is killed after suffering serious head injuries ‘when she leant out of a train window’

  • Woman was on train to Bristol on Saturday night when she suffered blow to head 
  • Police believe she was leaning out of the window when killed near Bath at 10pm 
  • Officers said the woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious

A woman killed on a train may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head, police have said.

The passenger died after sustaining serious head injuries on a Bristol Temple Meads-bound service, between Bath and Keynsham, on Saturday evening.

Police said the woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

The incident occurred on a train heading to Bristol at around 10pm on Saturday night

A British Transport Police spokesman said: ‘We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.

‘Officers from British Transport Police attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service, but despite their best efforts the woman died at the scene.


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‘Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial inquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.

‘Officers are currently working to confirm her identity and inform her next of kin.

‘We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’

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