THE man killed after being hit by a train near Abingdon was a widowed 79-year-old, a court heard today.

Retired electronic engineer Alan Vickers, of Norris Close, Abingdon, died when he was struck near Culham Station on May 19.

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Speaking at Oxford Coroner's Court, Coroner Darren Salter said Mr Vickers had been identified by 'finger print comparison' ten days later.

He added that a post mortem gave the cause of death as 'multiple injuries'.

The inquest will be held on Wednesday, October 23.

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