Woman and child hit by train at Stratford station

An investigation has been launched after a woman and a five-year-old child were hit by a train this afternoon.

The incident happened at Stratford Station and amazingly the child escaped unhurt and the woman with only minor injuries.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers attended Stratford Rail station after receiving a report that a woman and child were struck by a train.

“The incident was reported at 3.12pm. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, paramedics from London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade also attended.

“The child, aged five, is uninjured and the woman has minor injuries. They have both been taken to hospital. The incident is currently being investigated. The train involved was an empty passenger train.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which can help police, is asked to call BTP on 0800 405040.

National Rail Services have been delayed while officers are dealing with the incident.