Heroic Police officer hit by train while helping man dies

A police officer who was hit by a train while attempting to save a distressed man on the tracks has died.

At approximately 19:00 BST on Thursday, Nottinghamshire Police were called to a residential address in Balderton, near Newark, on a concern for the safety of a man.

The 46-year-old officer, Sgt Graham Saville, died in hospital on Tuesday with his family at his bedside. Another man, 29, was taken to hospital after suffering non life-threatening electrocution injuries.

British Transport Police (BTP), which is leading the investigation, said it happened on the line near Newark Northgate station.

Sgt Saville, a Nottinghamshire Police response officer based at Newark Police Station, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he died.


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2 responses to “Heroic Police officer hit by train while helping man dies”

  1. Mark O'Dell Avatar
    Mark O’Dell

    Another self less act by a police officer and humanitarian .RIP Sgt Saville and condolences to family and friends

  2. Carol Jones Avatar
    Carol Jones

    Such an utter tragedy! My thoughts are with his close family and friends. It will take them a long time to recover from this, if at all.

    This very kind officer seems to have gone ‘above and beyond’ what was required of him.

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