AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of a man who was hit by a train near Great Malvern Station.
Officers from West Mercia Police and British Transport Police (BTP) attended the rail line about 11.30pm on Monday (May 25) and found the man, in his 50s, dead at the scene.
Police have said the man was in custody over the weekend and the matter has now been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The First Great Western train was not in passenger use at the time and was being used to move empty stock. The line was closed from 11.30pm to 1.10am on yesterday (Tuesday).
A BTP spokesman said: “We were called to the rail line close to Great Malvern station at 11.23pm on Monday, 25 May, following a report that a person had been struck by a train.
“Officers from BTP and West Mercia Police attended the location, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.”