Inquest opens into death of man hit by train

County Hall, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The inquest into Colin Lack's death opened on August 27. - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who died after being hit by a train near Norwich.

Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk, opened the inquest into the death of Colin Lack, from Norwich, at County Hall on August 27.

The hearing heard Mr Lack, of Firwood Close, died on Thursday, August 19, trackside near the Trowse swing bridge.

The 46-year-old's medical cause of death was given as multiple injuries as a result of impact with a moving train.

Ms Blake said there was no evidence of employment or occupation at the time of his death.

British Transport police were called to the line, between Diss and Norwich, at 1.24pm on Thursday, August 19, following reports of a casualty on the tracks. 

The inquest was adjourned to be heard in full on January 14 next year.

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