Pensioner dies in railway tragedy in West Sussex

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BRITISH Transport Police have confirmed a woman, 66, has died after being hit by a train.

There were long delays last night following the incident between Bosham and Nutbourne, in West Sussex, just before 4.25pm.

Services between Chichester and Havant were cancelled and trains between London Victoria, Brighton and Littlehampton and Portsmouth and Southsea, Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central were also affected.

A BTP spokesman said: ‘We were called to the line near Newells Lane, Bosham, West Sussex at 4.24pm on Thursday, 5 November to a report of a person hit by a train.

‘BTP and Sussex Police officers attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

‘Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and a woman, believed to be 66 and from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘The woman’s family have been informed and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’