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UPDATE: Three people struck by train at Loughborough Junction

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The below statement was given by Supt Matt Allingham at 1pm:
 

We were called at 7.34am this morning to Loughborough Junction, to reports that three bodies had been found on the tracks.

Officers attended and sadly three men were declared dead at the scene.

It is believed they died earlier in the morning and their injuries are consistent with having being hit by a train.

The men are yet to be formally identified but we believe they were all in their twenties.

Officers have delivered the sad news to one family that we believe one of the men was their son. We are still working to identify and locate the next of kin for the other two men.

If you know who they are, please let us know.

Our investigation is focusing on how and why the men came to be on the tracks in the early hours of this morning.

We are aware that there are a number of speculative comments about this on social media, but it is too early for us to comment on their reasons for being on the track.

Whilst investigations continue, our focus is on supporting those bereaved families at this difficult time and gathering as much evidence as we can. That includes trawling through CCTV, talking to any witnesses and forensic investigations of the scene.

If you were in the area of Loughborough Junction this morning and think you saw anything that could help the investigation, please get in touch with us as soon as you can.

Likewise, if you think you know the identity of these men, please get in touch.

The best way is to phone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with reference number 93 of 18 June.

We also ask that any images and footage being shared by the public keep in mind that three families have lost loved ones this morning – and that no graphic imagery is shared – at what is a terrible time for them all.

Thank you.

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