Man killed on railway line in Northumberland

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A man has died after being hit by a train earlier today on the line close to Berwick railway station.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “Our officers were called to the line close to Berwick-upon-Tweed rail station on Tuesday, November 24, following a report a person had been hit by a train.

“Colleagues from Northumbria Police also attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. Medics from the North East Ambulance Service pronounced the man dead at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the man and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The incident caused major disruption on the East Coast Mainline between Newcastle and Berwick with a number of trains delayed or cancelled.