Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Ruby Wax's sister-in-law killed by train

The sister-in-law of comedienne Ruby Wax was killed when she was hit by a train, it was revealed today.

Julia Canning, 55, was walking her dogs alongside a country railway line near her home in the village of Little Bedwyn, near Hungerford, Berkshire.

British Transport Police are investigating what they say was a tragic accident on May 6.

She was struck by the 5.08pm Newbury to Bedwyn train which was using the high-speed Paddington to Penzance intercity line.

The alarm was raised after one of Mrs Canning's dogs returned home alone with its lead still attached, alerting her 19-year-old son Stratford, who went out to look for his mother.

An air ambulance was called but Mrs Canning died at the scene from her injuries.

Her other dog was also found dead near her body.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said today: "The incident was reported to police at 5.31pm and is being treated as non-suspicious.

"BTP and Wiltshire Police officers attended, along with paramedics from the local ambulance service.

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

Mrs Canning's brother is the film producer Ed Bye, who is married to Ruby Wax.