UPDATE: Woman killed after being hit by train in Northumberland

An East Coast train.
An East Coast train.

A woman died after being hit by a train in north Northumberland yesterday afternoon.

British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed that a 43-year-old woman from Tweedmouth was killed after being hit by a train near to the Goswick level crossing to the north of Holy Island.

They arrived on the scene to assess the situation along with the emergency services and Network Rail.

The incident happened at about 2.45pm when the woman was struck by an Edinburgh to London service. Police said they are treating the incident as non-suspicious.

A spokesman from British Transport Police said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Goswick level crossing, south of Berwick, on Wednesday, December 17, after a report that a woman had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP, Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident which was reported to the police at 14.46pm, and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. Paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The incident caused delays to trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Morpeth.