UPDATE: Man hit by train in Portsmouth dies of his injuries

File photo of trains at Portsmouth Harbour
File photo of trains at Portsmouth Harbour
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A MAN hit by a train near Portsmouth Harbour has died in hospital from his injuries.

British Transport Police said the incident involved a man in his 50s between Portsmouth Harbour and Fratton station.

File photo of a British Transport Police officer

File photo of a British Transport Police officer

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 5am this morning.

A South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) spokeswoman said the man was taken to Southampton General Hospital with his injuries. British Transport Police confirmed he later died.

Trains were disrupted throughout the morning, with lines re-opening after 9am.