London-bound Portsmouth commuters delayed after man hit by train

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RAIL services between Portsmouth and London were severely disrupted this morning after a man was hit by a train.

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed a man believed to be 56-years-old died after being hit by a train, just before 5.50am.

The train involved was the 5.15am South West Trains service from Guildford to Portsmouth Harbour.

The incident happened at Liss railway station.

South Central Ambulance Service attended where the man was declared dead at the scene.

A BTP spokesman said: ‘At 5.47am this morning we were called, along with Hampshire Police, to Liss Common Crossing, in Mill Road, following a report of a man having been struck by a train.

‘This death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’

Commuters had faced delays of 45 minutes this morning, but the line was cleared just after 7.10am.

For more information visit southwesttrains.co.uk.