Body found near Hawarden Bridge railway station.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:
“BTP officers were called to the line near Hawarden Bridge railway station, Deeside, Clwyd, on Monday, 12 May, following a report from a member of the public of a body next to the tracks.
“The incident was reported to police at 8.43am and is currently being treated as unexplained.
“Officers attended the incident alongside paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Following a search of the area, the body of a man was discovered next to the railway line. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the man and establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”
Arriva Wales website reports a person has been struck by a train somewhere between Shotton and Bidston, the incident happened earlier this morning, we believe its has happened near Neston, however that hasn’t been confirmed.
Arriva Wales website says
Owing to a person hit by a train between Bidston and Shotton trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines.
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins at short notice. An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.
Bus replacement transport is in place at Shotton High Level and Bidston. Additional buses are now in service.
Buses will operate Shotton HL – Bidston all stops.
Buses will operate Bidston – Shotton HL all stops, then set-down only to Wrexham Central.
This is due to an on-going serious Police incident in the Dee Marsh to Neston area, trains are subject to delay and cancellation. Buses replace train until further notice, using Pat’s Coaches. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com