CHESTERFIELD: Man dies after being hit by a train

A man has died after being hit by a train in Chesterfield.

The man was hit by a Newcastle-bound train at about 1pm.

Police are at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Chesterfield railway station on Friday, August 2 after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Derbyshire Constabulary attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 12.32 and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man, believed to be in his forties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to formally establish the man’s identity and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”