UPDATE: Woman killed in train collision was Ilford police officer

A woman who collided with a train on Sunday was a police officer who had worked in Ilford for the past eight years.

The incident at Ilford Station was reported at just after 7pm and Balbir Bhimra, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) and a crew from Ilford Fire Station also attended stopping trains in both directions.

A spokesman for Ilford Police Station said: “Balbir will be sadly missed by colleagues and friends.

“She had worked here for eight years as an officer.


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“Her family have been informed.”

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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A friend, who did not want to be named, said: “Balbir was a lovely girl who was a normal bubbly person and hard working.”

Lines were handed back to Network Rail at 8.27pm.

The train involved was the 5.36pm service from Clacton to Liverpool Street service.

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