Deer Strike Shuts Rail Services

6 February 2013, 16:00

A dead deer is thought to have caused loads of train delays on the Midland Mainline in Northamptonshire.

Northants Police and British Transport Police officers were called to Harrowden Junction near Kettering on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 February 2013 after reports a train had struck a person.

East Midlands Trains temporarily suspended trains in the Corby area after fears a person had been stuck by a train.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) told Heart: "BTP were called to attend an incident at Harrowden Junction, between Wellingborough andKettering, at 13.51 today (Wed Feb 6), after receiving reports of a train striking a man on the tracks.

"Officers from BTP and Northamptonshire Police attended and searched the area but there was no trace of an injured person or body. A dead deer was found next to the tracks and police believe this may have been hit by the train”.