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Person dies after being struck by train at Shotton Low Level station

Update 4:53pm: It has been confirmed that a person has sadly died after being struck by a train this afternoon.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “We were called at 3.20pm today to the line close to Shotton, after reports of a person being struck by a train. Officers are on scene alongside paramedics, sadly a person has been pronounced dead.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Update 4pm: Network Rail report that the 13:58 Virgin Trains service from Holyhead to Euston has struck a person on the tracks at Shotton Low Level station.

Previous report: Arriva Trains Wales says services between Llandudno Junction and Chester have been cancelled “Due to a person being hit by a train.”

The train company’s website states all lines between Llandudno Junction and Chester are blocked.

“Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 18:00”

“The 14:40 Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly due 16:54 will be delayed at Shotton” It states.

The location of the incident hasn’t been disclosed as yet.

More to follow…