Police confirm death of person hit by train at Portchester station as officers seek next of kin

A PERSON hit by a train near Portchester station died at the scene, police have confirmed, as officers work to identify the deceased.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 5:03 pm

British Transport Police and paramedics were called to Portchester station at 6.46pm on Tuesday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The casualty was pronounced dead at the scene and their death is not being treated as suspicious, according to a spokeswoman from the police force.

She said: ‘Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

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Portchester Train Station in Hill Road, Portchester. Picture: Sarah Standing (280920-7328)

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

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British Transport Police has been approached for further information to aid the identification of the individual.

Rail lines across the Portsmouth area – from Havant to Southampton – were severely disrupted until 9pm last night as emergency services responded to the incident.

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