Person dies after being hit by a train in Portsmouth

British Transport Police officers were called to Hilsea station

British Transport Police officers were called to Hilsea station

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A PERSON has died after being hit by a train at Hilsea station.

British Transport Police said officers were called to the station just before 4.55am.

A spokesman said: ‘BTP officers were called to the line at Hilsea after a report that a person has been struck by a train.

‘Officers from BTP and Hampshire police attended at 4.53am.

‘It’s currently being treated as non-suspicious.

‘Medics from the local ambulance service also attended but the person was declared dead at the scene.’

The station was handed back to the operator at shortly after 5.50am.

Commuters faced delays with cancellations and alterations to services running through the line.

South West Trains posted a message on Twitter at 6.38am and said: ‘All lines are now open at Hilsea but 30 minute residual delays are expected until approximately 08:00.’

Earlier the train firm had posted at 6.23am and said: ‘Lines through #Hilsea are reopening, trains to/from Portsmouth will start running soon. Alterations may still occur while service restarts.’

It comes after a separate incident where emergency services found a teenage girl safe and well near Fareham station after a major search last night at 7.15pm.

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