Rushden woman killed after being hit by train is named by police

British Transport Police
British Transport Police

A Rushden woman who was killed after being hit by a train last week has been named.

Judith Rosemary Gaul, of Quorn Road in the town, died last Thursday on the railway just south of Wellingborough.

She was struck at Souldrop in Bedfordshire just after 9am on Thursday, October 2.

Officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

The incident caused disruption to East Midlands Trains services between Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and London St Pancras.

This morning (Monday, October 6), a spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to the line at Souldrop, near Bedford, at 9.10am on Thursday, October 2, to reports of a woman being struck by a train.

“We attended the scene alongside colleagues from Northamptonshire Police and the East of England Ambulance Service.

“A 47-year-old woman from Rushden was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family has been informed.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Meanwhile, the Bedfordshire coroner’s office said the inquest into her death will be opened later today.