Inquest opened into death of man at Kettering Railway Station

An inquest has been opened into the death of a man at Kettering Railway Station
An inquest has been opened into the death of a man at Kettering Railway Station

An inquest into the death of a man at Kettering Railway Station a week ago was opened at Kettering Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday, October 30).

John Mackay, 29, died when he was struck by a train shortly after 10pm last Thursday (October 23).

His inquest was opened and adjourned by assistant county coroner Hassan Shah.

Mr Shah said a cause of death was given as multiple injuries and that a full inquest would be held on March 5 next year.

He added that the most recent address held for Mr Mackay was Trafalgar Road, Kettering.

Trains leaving and arriving at the station were halted while a British Transport Police investigation was started after Mr Mackay’s death last Thursday.

At the time, a British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Kettering railway station at 10.23pm on Thursday following reports of a man being hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Northamptonshire Police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”