Woman dies after being hit by train

BTP officers were called to the incident last night (November 8). Picture: Eddie Mitchell
BTP officers were called to the incident last night (November 8). Picture: Eddie Mitchell

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Portslade railway station, British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed.

BTP officers were called to the railway station in Portland Road, Hove, at 9.30pm last night (November 8), after receiving a report that a person had been struck by a train.

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

They were joined by Sussex Police and medical emergency teams who found the woman and she was declared deceased.

A BTP spokesman said: “The identity of the woman has not been confirmed but the incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

“Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the person, and inform their next of kin.

“HM Coroner has been notified and BTP are conducting an investigation in to the events surrounding this incident.

Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Picture: Eddie Mitchell

“It is requested that any information about this incident be passed to British Transport Police by contacting 0800 405040.”

All lines between Brighton and Worthing were blocked until around midnight due to the incident.