Investigation after woman killed by train

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The Independent Online

An investigation is under way after a woman was struck by a train early today.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, shortly after 3am.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said inquiries were being carried out to establish the woman's identity and the circumstances leading up to her death.

The spokeswoman added that officers from West Mercia Police also attended the incident, which happened near Bromsgrove railway station at 3.02am.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "From the outset, it was clear nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene."