Man dies after being hit by train

A MAN died at Long Buckby train station on Wednesday night after being hit by a freight train.

Police and paramedics were called to the railway station at around 9pm, where a 47-year-old man from the Solihull area was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are not treating the death as suspicious.

The train was the 6.18pm freight service travelling from Trafford Park, Manchester to London.

Services in Northamptonshire were severely disrupted on Wednesday night, with London Midland bosses having to call taxis to ferry stranded passengers to Northampton.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP were called to the lines at Long Buckby rail station on Wednesday, August 17 following a report of a man being struck by a train.

“BTP attended the incident, which was reported at 9pm, alongside officers from Northamptonshire Police.

“Paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be 47-years-old and from Solihull, was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”

The spokesman said police had left the station at around 11pm.