Vile Twitter trolls spark fury after calling woman who was hit and killed by train a ‘selfish c***’ because it caused delays to their journey
- Woman’s body found on East London tracks in Romford at 3.30pm yesterday
- One Twitter user suggested body be left and Greater Anglia services left to run
- Mental health campaigners urged social media users to ‘show some respect’
- Death is not being treated as suspicious and file is being prepared for coroner
Twitter users suggested that the body of a woman killed by a train should be left on the tracks and services allowed to continue running.
Another branded the deceased a ‘selfish c****’ after the death on tracks between Chadwell Heath and Goodmayes in East London.
Passengers complained about the amount of time it could take them to get home after the collision at 3.30pm yesterday shut down services until 5pm.
One wrote on Twitter: ‘Just as I finish work some selfish c*** jumped in front of a train at Chadwell Heath so now we all have to wait hours to get a train.’
The incident caused chaos at London Liverpool Street Station (pictured, file photo) and caused furious Twitter users to brand the deceased a ‘c***’
The body was found on the tracks between Goodmayes Station (pictured, above) and Chadwell Heath
Another said said that they ‘burnt a hole in my jacket this morning and now someone’s chucked themselves on the tracks at Chadwell Heath’ and included an upside-down smiling emoji in the post.
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When it was pointed out that an emergency incident is underway, one user replied ‘selfish c***’ before another suggested ‘Trust leave dem there and run the trains lol’.
One mental health campaigner warned the abusive posters: ‘Nothing about suicide is a laughing matter. Show some respect please.’
British Transport Police attended this road in Romford where a woman had been found on the tracks yesterday
Delays hit every Greater Anglia service, causing huge crowds to form at London Liverpool Street as journeys to Shenfield, Southend, Braintree, Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester were disrupted.
Simon, 50, told Essex Live that it was ‘chaos’ at the central London station, adding: ‘Everything is cancelled. There might be a train to Southend Victoria at 5pm but I don’t know how I’ll get on it with all these people. It’s mental. Crowds and crowds.’
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed that they were called at 3:43pm to Romford but that the person died at the scene.
A spokesperson for British Transport Police said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
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