Dad 'devastated' after Notts woman killed on train tracks

Have you seen this woman? Police are trying to trace her final movements before an incident on rail tracks near Retford resulted in her death.
Have you seen this woman? Police are trying to trace her final movements before an incident on rail tracks near Retford resulted in her death.
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British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to help in an investigation around the death of a Nottinghamshire woman who was ht by a train.

Gayle Carter was struck by a train near Babworth Road overbridge, Retford on Tuesday, 5 April.

The 29-year-old of Ordsall, Retford was last in contact with anyone at around 7pm that day and police would like to speak to anyone who may have had contact with her.

BTP said Ms Carter's death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson said: "Gayle Carter, aged 29 from was found at around 10.30pm, following reports of a person being struck by a train.

"She was pronounced dead at the scene. At this stage her death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Our officers are now working to find out what happened in the hours leading up to Gayle’s death as we seek to give her loved ones as much information as possible about how she died.

Gayle’s father Gary has issued the following statement: “My family and I are devastated with the sad loss of our loving daughter; we are still coming to terms with this and would request people to respect our privacy at this difficult time to allow us to grieve.”

Detective Constable Ian Grice added: “We know she was seen at around 7pm at her home address before a final sighting near the railway line at Babworth.

“Gayle’s family have released a photo and are appealing for anyone who may have seen her from 7pm on Tuesday onwards to come forward.

“I would urge anyone who can help us give them the answers they need to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text the force on 61016 quoting reference 323 of 8/4/2016.

Alternatively, information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.