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LATEST UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after collision with train near Henley-in-Arden

AN elderly man, who was airlifted to hospital after he was in collision with a train, near to Henley-in-Arden railway station, on Sunday afternoon, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital, transport police said this evening (Tuesday 20th December).

British Transport Police were called to the railway station, shortly after 1.10pm, to reports that a man had been struck by a train.

A transport police spokeswoman told the Herald that the incident is not currently being treated as suspicious: "He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital."

West Midlands Ambulance Service, two Warwickshire Fire and Rescue appliances from Henley and Stratford, and Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, were also called to the scene.

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “When we arrived, the man was conscious and breathing, but under the train. Once the line was made safe, one of the paramedics went in underneath the train.

“He had arm and head injuries. A doctor from WNAA anaesthetised him at the scene, and he was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by aircraft.”

The ambulance spokesman said that the collision happened just past the railway station, and that the fire and rescue service helped get access from the train to the helicopter, by cutting a hole in the fence.

A London Midland spokesman said that the train was the 10.57am service from Great Malvern to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Passengers on board the train were placed on buses to their destined railway station. Buses were also used by other railway passengers throughout the afternoon, while the incident was investigated.

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