Man Dies After Being Trapped by Land Train in North Devon

A tragic incident occurred in Ilfracombe, north Devon, when a man in his 50s became trapped by a purple land train, resulting in his death. The incident took place at around 5:15 PM BST on Friday at the Hillsborough car park. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 61-year-old man from Ilfracombe was taken into custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but has since been released on bail pending further investigations. It is important to note that the land train was not operational on its designated route when the man became trapped. The incident occurred outside the train’s storage facility.

To allow for a thorough investigation, the car park was temporarily closed to the public and was reopened on Saturday morning at approximately 11:40 AM. The police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward with any information that could assist with their inquiries.

This tragic event serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to safety precautions, especially in public spaces. Authorities are working diligently to determine the cause of this incident and to ensure that such accidents can be prevented in the future.

Source: Devon and Cornwall Police