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Woman may have been killed as she 'leaned out of train window'

A train passenger killed as she travelled between Bath and Keynsham may have been leaning out of a window, British Transport Police have reported.

The woman suffered a blow to the head while travelling on the Bristol-bound train and died at the scene on Saturday, December 1, after emergency services were called at 10.10pm.

British Transport Police said in a statement: “We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.

“Officers from British Transport Police attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts, the woman died at the scene.

“Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.

“Officers are currently working to confirm her identity and inform her next of kin.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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Keynsham community rallies round to help fund pug's life-saving surgery

The son of a Keynsham pensioner whose pet pug suffered catastrophic injuries after being mauled by another dog says he is “lost for words” at the outpouring of support the family has received from the community.

Well-wishers have donated more than £1,800 to pay for surgery for little Wills after he was attacked at the recreation ground near Carpenters Lane on the evening of November 19 by an Akita that had gotten loose.

Wills’ chest was ripped open and his lung punctured while his 72-year-old owner Mike Tucker suffered bites to his arm and hand as he tried to protect his pet.

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