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Police officer fighting for his life after being hit by train while trying to save man on tracks

The policeman was helping a man on the railway tracks when he was hit by a train  (PA Archive)
The policeman was helping a man on the railway tracks when he was hit by a train (PA Archive)

A police officer is in critical condition after being hit by a train while trying to rescue a distressed man on the tracks.

Nottinghamshire Police were deployed to a residential area in Balderton following concerns over the welfare of a man just before 7pm on Thursday.

An officer was hit by a train and left with serious injuries during the incident. He was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The man on the railway lines was also injured and taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

British Transport Police are leading the investigation into the incident.

Chief Constable Kate Meynell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a truly devastating incident that has left one of our officers very poorly in hospital.

“We are supporting his family and ensuring that he gets all the care and support he needs.

“This was also extremely traumatic for all those who attended the scene, some of whom provided immediate medical assistance while the ambulance was on its way.

“I would like to personally thank them for their quick and dedicated response to this incident.”