The men were struck by an empty passenger train on tracks near the GO Outdoors store

The men were struck by an empty passenger train on tracks near the GO Outdoors store

Two men will appear before Cardiff Magistrates next week following a major burglary at an outdoors store in the city in which two men died on a nearby railway line.

David Cooper, 24, and Trevor Davies, 20, were hit by an empty passenger train which struck the quad bikes they were riding on tracks near the GO Outdoors store in Roath, Cardiff. The deaths followed a raid in which £40,000 of clothing was stolen. 200 technical jackets were found dumped nearby.

Two men will appear in court on Tuesday charged with burglary and endangering lives on a railway. Two others arrested shortly after the incident will face no charges.

The train was believed to be travelling in the same direction as the men at about 70mph when they were hit. It was heading for a depot in Cheltenham for maintenance.

Police said at the time the train driver was ‘pretty shaken up’ by the incident.

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