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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A man who admitted abusing a young girl but was due to stand trial for raping her.

The day before he was due to stand trial he was hit by a train at the Halewood Train Station In Liverpool.

He was a Paedophile who abused a girl but it was alleged he raped her.

Emergency services responded to the train station which is located near to Hollies Road at 7.41am after a call saying someone had been hit and was on the tracks.

Officers from British Transport Police said the incident was not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

Police identified the man as Mark Jones aged 51 of Upton Grange in Widnes who was due to go on trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault against a young girl which took place in the late 1980s when she was aged 17 or 18.

He also admitted the charges on the basis he touched the girl’s genitalia and made her perform a sex act on him on six occasions.

He denied two counts of raping a child and eight further counts of indecent assault which were alleged to involve more serious sexual activity.

He forced the victim to endure the repeated trauma of re-living her ordeal, when she was cross-examined by the defence lawyers.

Matthew Corbett-Jones, prosecuting, informed Judge David Swinnerton that Jones had died in a short hearing this morning.

The case will be relisted for September 28th when the indictment against Jones is set to be marked stayed and the proceedings terminated.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed a rapid response vehicle, advanced paramedic and ambulance were called to the station at 7.47am.

Jones was confirmed dead at the scene with police confirming that they attended reports of a casualty on the tracks.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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