Woman killed after ‘leaning out of window’ between Bristol and Bath

A woman has died after her head was struck while leaning out of a train window.

The 28-year-old suffered serious head injuries on the service between Bath and Keynsham, near Bristol, on Saturday night.

It is believed the woman, from Penarth, south Wales, was returning from a visit to the Christmas market in Bath.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious, according to British Transport Police (BTP) – which attended along with Avon and Somerset Police and South West Ambulance Service.

In a statement, BTP said: “We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.

“Officers from BTP attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts, the woman died at the scene.

“Officers were called at 10.10pm on Saturday (01/12) following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.

“Colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service also attended, however, despite their best efforts, a 28-year-old woman from Penarth sadly died at the scene. Her family has been informed.

“Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

by Alex Wood

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