Man struck by train at Twickenham

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Rugby at Twickenham Stadium

A MAN was struck by a train at Twickenham railway station following the opening game of the Rugby World Cup.

British Transport Police (BTP) said he suffered head and leg injuries when he fell into the path of an oncoming train at about 11pm on Friday September 18.

The station was evacuated while the man was treated.  London Ambulance said he was later taken to St George’s Hospital, in Tooting and he is not thought to be seriously injured.

“At this stage it is unclear exactly how the man came to fall on to the tracks and officers are working to determine the full circumstances,” a spokesman said.

South West Trains said services between Twickenham and London Waterloo were suspended while the man was treated but later resumed.

The incident occurred as thousands of fans left Twickenham Stadium after England’s victory over Fiji in the first World Cup game.

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