Man dies after falling from railway bridge near Farningham Road station, police and air ambulance on scene

PUBLISHED: 10:31 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 30 August 2017

Farningham Road railway bridge runs over Main Road and Dartford Road

Farningham Road railway bridge runs over Main Road and Dartford Road


The road has been closed since the incident

A man who died after falling from Farningham Road railway bridge in Sutton at Hone has been identified as a 52-year-old from Dartford.

Main Road, which runs underneath the bridge, was closed in both directions since the incident at around 8am this morning.

British Transport Police are at the scene, a spokesperson told us: “We have been called to Farningham Road station following reports of a man in a precarious position on a railway bridge.

“The call was made at 8am this morning. Officers attended, however the man had fallen from the bridge where he sustained fatal injuries.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

An air ambulance landed 50 metres away from the incident after it had been called out at 8.16am.

Officers from British Transport Police have now identified the man and his family have been informed.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson from KCC Highways warned motorists to “expect delays in the surrounding area and allow extra time for your journey”.

The incident has not caused disruption to train services via Farningham Road station.

More to follow.

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