AN inquest has opened into the death of a mechanical engineer who was struck by a train near Abingdon.

Nicholas Lawrence, 41, died on May 27 this year at Radley Railway Station.

Police attended the station at 5.25pm that day.

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An inquest opening at Oxford Coroner’s Court on Thursday (June 13) heard that he was struck by a train.

A medical cause of death, after a post-mortem examination, has been provided as ‘massive trauma.’

The circumstances surrounding Mr Lawrence’s death are currently unknown.

Mr Lawrence lived in Marlborough Close, Littlemore.

Area coroner Nicholas Graham has set a date for a full inquest to take place at the same court on October 3 at 11.45am.