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Rail delays after man hit by train near Gravesend

A man in his 20s was hit by this train, which remained on the platform at Gravesend station into the evening on Sunday, December 16

The man was hit by this train, which remained on the platform at Gravesend station on Sunday evening. Picture: Barry Goodwin

A man remains in a critical condition today after being hit by a train near Gravesend station.

The 25-year-old suffered serious injuries after being struck at about 5.20pm yesterday.

The man, from Gravesend, was taken to a London hospital with life-threatening injuries.

His condition was today described as critical, but stable.

All high-speed services out of London St Pancras were cancelled for several hours yesterday.

Train passengers faced heavy long journeys on other Southeastern services that suffered delays until about 10.30pm.

British Transport Police are now investigating the incident.

A spokesman said: "BTP officers attended Gravesend rail station on Sunday, 16 December following a report that a man had been struck by a train.

"Officers from Kent Constabulary also attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 5.23pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended, and a 25-year-old man from Gravesend was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"The man currently remains in hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable."

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