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Nottinghamshire Police officer hit by train while helping man

Police Officer Critically Injured While Rescuing Distressed Man on Railway Tracks. Nottinghamshire Police said officers were deployed to a residential area in Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent over concerns for a man’s safety.


A dedicated police officer is fighting for his life after being struck by a train while attempting to save a distressed man on the railway tracks.

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The incident occurred in Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent, when Nottinghamshire Police responded to concerns for the man’s safety.

Nottinghamshire Police received a call about concerns over a man’s safety and officers were sent to a residential area in Balderton just before 7pm on Thursday. Their primary concern was the wellbeing of a man who seemed to be in danger.

Tragically, while attempting to rescue him, one of the officers was hit by a train on the East Coast Mainline near the Bulpit Lane level crossing

Emergency services, including British Transport Police (BTP) and paramedics, swiftly arrived at the scene. The injured officer was rushed to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains in a critical condition.

The distressed man was also taken to the hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. BTP has taken charge of the investigation into this heart-wrenching incident.

Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Kate Meynell expressed her deep sorrow at the incident, emphasizing the severity of the officer’s injuries. The entire police force is rallying around the officer and his family, ensuring they receive the necessary care and support during this challenging time.

The incident also took an emotional toll on those who were present at the scene, many of whom provided immediate medical assistance while awaiting the arrival of the ambulance.

She said: “This is a truly devastating incident that has left one of our officers very poorly in hospital. We are supporting his family and ensuring that he gets all the care and support he needs.

“This was also extremely traumatic for all those who attended the scene, some of whom provided immediate medical assistance while the ambulance was on its way. I would like to personally thank them for their quick and dedicated response to this incident.”

In a statement, BTP said: “Officers attended alongside paramedics, where one man was found to have sustained non-life-threatening electrocution injuries, and another man, a Nottinghamshire police officer, had sustained life-changing injuries and sadly remains in a critical condition. Both were taken to hospital where they remain. British Transport Police is continuing to make enquiries into the incident.”

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 7.10pm on 24 August to the railway lines in Balderton. The caller reported a medical emergency.

“We sent four paramedics in fast response cars, two crewed ambulances, two doctors in cars and the Hazardous Area Response Team. Two patients were taken to hospital via crewed ambulances.”

The Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service extended their sympathies to the injured officer, acknowledging the bravery and commitment shown by their fellow emergency responder.

Newark MP Robert Jenrick conveyed his thoughts and prayers for the critically injured officer, highlighting the courage displayed by Nottinghamshire Police and police forces nationwide. It is moments like these that remind us of the risks faced by those who serve and protect our communities.

British Transport Police is conducting inquiries to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the incident. The focus is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the events that unfolded and to determine the factors contributing to this tragic outcome.

The investigation will shed light on the sequence of events, enabling authorities to prevent similar incidents and ensure the safety of both the public and emergency responders.

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