Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

'Stowaway' dies in coach accident

An investigation is under way involving the police and Health and Safety Executive inspectors

A suspected stowaway has been killed when he was hit by a coach after emerging from underneath the vehicle.

The man, thought to be in his 20s or 30s and of African or Arabic origin, is thought to have climbed beneath the coach as it left Calais in France.

He remained there, unknown to the driver, as the coach travelled almost 200 miles to Bexwell, near Downham Market in Norfolk.

As the coach reversed into its home depot at D&H Harrods Coaches at about 1.20am yesterday, the man was hit and died at the scene from his injuries, Norfolk Police said.

A force spokesman said: " An inspector from the Health and Safety Executive, crime scene investigators and collision investigators remain at the scene conducting further inquiries and a Home Office post-mortem is due to take place to determine the cause of death.

"No further details of the victim are available to release at this time."

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