Horror as person hit by train between Havant and Chichester dies

A PERSON has died after being hit by a train this afternoon.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 8:14 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 10:51 am
Southbourne railway station. Photo: Google Maps

The tragedy took place in Southbourne earlier today, causing carnage on railway links across the south.

British Transport Police, which attended the scene, said the person – who has not been identified – was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the force added: ‘Officers were called to Southbourne station at 3.46pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

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‘Paramedics also attended but sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

‘The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’

Railway operator Southern revealed the news someone had been hit by a train between Chichester and Havant at about 4pm.

In a tweet, Southern said: ‘It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Chichester and Havant.

‘All lines are blocked between these stations whilst emergency services work to deal with this tragedy.’

Lines were eventually re-opened shortly before 7pm.