Tributes to man killed in train line accident

Elliott Johnson

Elliott Johnson

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A man with links to Corby has died after an incident on a train line.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called at 6.42pm on Tuesday, September 15, to Sandy station in Bedfordshire, following reports of a body on the line.

“Colleagues from Bedfordshire Police and East of England Ambulance Service also attended, and Elliott Johnson, 21, from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious, and his family has been informed.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Elliott Johnson’s family moved to Corby when he was about two years old and he still has a number of family members in the town.

They said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our exceptional son, brother, grandson and nephew Elliott.

“He exuded a passionate enthusiasm for everything in his life, especially for politics and history.

“Having recently gained a 2:1 honours degree in History, from Nottingham University, Elliott was pursuing a successful start to a career in political journalism in London.

“This was Elliott’s dream and he was excited at a number of new opportunities on the horizon.

“He was caring and loyal to family and friends and will be irreplaceable to everyone who knew and cared for him.

“We are struggling to express our sense of profound loss; we will always carry Elliott in our hearts and thoughts.

“The messages of support and love for Elliott touch our hearts. He has clearly made a significant positive impact on a great many lives.

“At this most difficult time we would ask for time and privacy to grieve as a family.”

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