Samaritans To Offer Help At Wimbledon Station

Three 'rush-hour' deaths at station

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The Samaritans are to hand out leaflets to passengers at Wimbledon station after three deaths in four months.

In the most recent incident, a 45-year-old man, who has yet to be named, died after being hit by a train on Monday (July 18).

He man was struck by the Poole to Waterloo service as it went through the station at 5.21pm.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "The incident, which was reported at 5.21pm, was also attended by paramedics from London Ambulance Service, but the man, believed to be 45-years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

The Samaritans will be at the station for 24 hours on Sunday (July 24) as part of the national charity's National Awareness Day, 24:7

Earlier this month the station was closed when 65-year-old Jean Gault, from Wimbledon, died after being hit by a train near the end of the morning rush-hour. An inquest has yet to be held into her death, but police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

And in March, Bernard John Moir, aged 66, from Morden, died when he was struck by a train at the end of the evening rush-hour. An inquest in May recorded a verdict of suicide.

July 22, 2011