Man killed when hit by train in Shrewsbury is named

An inquest has opened after a man was hit and killed by a train in Shrewsbury.

Harlescott level crossing.
Harlescott level crossing.

Police and paramedics were called to the Harlescott level crossing at 12.15pm on February 17, but nothing could be done to save 55-year-old Darren John Brooks and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest opening at Shirehall heard there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Brooks lived in Brunel Way, Shrewsbury. John Ellery, senior coroner for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, adjourned the inquest to May 28.

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