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Man killed by train in police chase

A 20-year-old Irish man who died when he was struck by a train as he attempted to evade police has been named by Scotland Yard.

Mircea Adam, also known as Bobi Rostas, of Rochestown, County Cork, was killed after hurdling a level crossing barrier following a pursuit in Enfield, north London, at about 5.30pm on Monday.

Police said officers attempted to stop a Mercedes CLK 230 car - thought to have been uninsured - on Ordnance Road a short time before his death.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, were arrested after leaving the vehicle at Enfield Lock level crossing when the safety barriers came down, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

Mr Adam was killed after leaving the vehicle, climbing over a level crossing barrier on to the train track and being hit by a northbound train.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The spokesman said the pursuit lasted a "few hundred yards" and the incident was referred to the force's professional standards department to investigate.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was also informed.

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