Person ‘electrocuted’ to death at London Bridge station

Josh Salisbury (27 March, 2020)

The person's injuries are believed to be consistent with electrocution

35768London Bridge station (Image: Paul Raferty)

An investigation has been launched after a person was ‘electrocuted’ on the tracks of London Bridge station on Wednesday.

The British Transport Police say they were called to the SE1 station at 5.30am on Wednesday morning to reports of an off-duty officer needing their assistance.

As they responded, a person went onto the tracks and suffered “serious injuries”, said the force.

These injuries were “believed to be consistent with electrocution.”

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics, they were very sadly pronounced dead at the scene,” a spokesperson said.

Further detail on the identity of the person who died, including whether their next-of-kin were aware, could not be immediately given by officers.

As is routine in cases involving a fatality after contact with police officers, an investigation has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The British Transport Police’s Professional Standards department have also been informed, said the spokeswoman.

Contribute

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

tags

Related Topics

London BridgeSE1