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UPDATE - teenager suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries after falling from the roof of a train near Ilford station

PUBLISHED: 12:27 28 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:56 29 May 2013

A 17-year-old is being treated for “life-changing” injuries after falling from the roof of a train near Ilford station this morning.

Police, ambulance and fire brigade services were called to the scene at 2.42am.

The young man was found on the line near to the station in Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended and treated a man at the scene for injuries consistent with falling from a height and receiving an electric shock.

“It is believed the 17-year-old man from Chadwell Heath had fallen from the roof of a train.”

The teenager was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.

The BTP spokesman said it remains unclear how he suffered his injuries.

He added: “His recovery is paramount and he will be spoken to by officers in due course.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are currently looking at CCTV opportunities from the surrounding area.

“They are also making local enquiries and speaking to witnesses.”

A Met Police helicopter also flew over the scene.

Anyone with information can contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference 38 of 28/5/2012.


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