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Woman hit by train at Chatham station

Chatham station
Chatham station

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after she was hit by a train at Chatham station.

Police were called at 11.22am after witnesses saw a woman being struck by the 10.05am Dover Priory to London Victoria service.

Services were cancelled and the station was re-opened at 1pm after some passengers spent up to an hour stuck on their train.

British Transport Police, Medway Police, paramedics and the Kent Air Ambulance attended and found the woman on the tracks.

The 33-year-old, believed to be from the local area, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said the woman has series leg injuries.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "The woman will receive treatment for her injuries which are currently thought to be life-changing.

"The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident."

For more information on travel disruption contact National Rail Enquiries.

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