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Romford Station: Person hit by train pronounced dead at the scene by British Transport Police

PUBLISHED: 10:34 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 05 July 2018

Romford station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken Mears

Romford station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken Mears

Ken Mears

The British Transport Police have confirmed a person hit by a train at Romford Station was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services at Romford station after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken MearsEmergency services at Romford station after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken Mears

The station was evacuated at around 10.15 this morning (Thursday, July 5) and passengers were told to leave and wait outside.

Romford station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken MearsRomford station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a train. Photo: Ken Mears

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman has confirmed officers were called to the incident at 10.17am, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services are at the scene. Photo: Ken MearsEmergency services are at the scene. Photo: Ken Mears

The authorities are awaiting formal identification and are in the process of contacting next of kin.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

One person who was in the station told the Recorder: “I heard a loud crack, and then there was an announcement to say that the station was being evacuated.

“We were all told to leave the station and we are just waiting on emergency services now.”

London Overground tweeted to say: “We currently have no service between Romford and Upminster while the emergency services deal with an incident at Romford.

“Please note that Greater Anglia services are also disrupted.

“London Buses and London Underground are accepting tickets.”

A spokesman from London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.18am this morning to South Street, Romford, to reports of an incident.

“We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew.

“Sadly a person was dead at the scene.”

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