Man pronounced dead after being struck by train in Belper

A man has died after being hit by a train near Belper rail station, police have confirmed.

Officers were called to the scene shortly before 1.30pm this afternoon and are currently treating the collision as “non suspicious”.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Belper station on Wednesday, 31 July 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 1.29pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”