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British Transport Police statement after Nottinghamshire Police officer dies

Detectives are continuing to investigate an incident on the railway in Newark after a Nottinghamshire Police officer very sadly passed away this afternoon.

Officers were called to the line near Newark Northgate station at around 7.10 pm on 24 August following reports of a person on the tracks.

Nottinghamshire Police Sergeant Graham Saville was found with serious injuries, and was taken to hospital where he very sadly passed away this afternoon (29 August) with his family by his side.

Enquiries confirmed that the officer was struck by a train whilst responding to an incident involving concern for the welfare of a man. The man, a 29-year-old, sustained electrocution injuries, and was also taken to hospital where he remains with injuries which are not believed to be life-changing.

Detectives from BTP are continuing to investigate the full circumstances of what happened.

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Assistant Chief Constable Allan Gregory said: “This is truly devastating news and on behalf of everyone at British Transport Police I’d like to offer sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sergeant Saville’s family, and to our colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police.”

“Detectives from BTP are conducting a full and thorough investigation in order to establish the full circumstances of what happened last week.

“We remain in the very early stages of this investigation and we will be working alongside the Coroner’s Office as it progresses.

“It is one of the darkest days in policing to lose an officer in the line of duty, and Sergeant Saville’s loved ones will be at the forefront of our minds throughout our enquiries.”

•  Nottinghamshire Police announce death of Sgt Graham Saville after he was hit by a train in the line of duty

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