UPDATE: Police confirm Sussex man killed after head struck on Gatwick Express train

A man died after his head was struck in an incident near Wandsworth Common Station.
A man died after his head was struck in an incident near Wandsworth Common Station.
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A man who died after reportedly sticking his head out of a train window was from Sussex, police have confirmed.

British Transport Police revealed today (Monday August 8) that he was from East Grinstead, in West Sussex.

A man died after his head was struck in an incident.

A man died after his head was struck in an incident.

The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at Wandsworth Common Station, in south London, after suffering a “serious head injury” on a Gatwick Express train service yesterday evening, British Transport Police said.

A spokesperson said: “A man who died at Wandsworth station yesterday has been identified as a 24-year-old man from East Grinstead in Sussex.

“His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.

“The man sustained serious head injuries on board a Gatwick Express train travelling to Victoria from Gatwick at around 5.30pm.

“Ambulance crews attended the scene but despite their best efforts, he sadly died a short time later.”

Officers said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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