Investigation reveals St Albans station fatality was a woman

FURTHER enquries into yesterday’s fatality at St Albans City station have revealed the deceased to be a woman from Luton and not a man, as first reported.

A statement from British Transport Police (BTP) said: “Initial reports at the scene suggested the deceased was a man. However, further enquiries have now ascertained the deceased to be a 36-year-old woman from Luton.

“Efforts are ongoing to formally identify the deceased and inform her next of kin.”

Police were called to the station shortly after 9.50am yesterday following reports of a person being struck by a train travelling from Lincoln Central to St Pancras.

Paramedics and the ambulance service attended but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

BTP said the incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.