Update: Man dies after being hit by a train at Cooden Beach

Delays at Eastbourne after a person was hit by a train at Cooden Beach

Delays at Eastbourne after a person was hit by a train at Cooden Beach

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A man has died after being struck by a train at Cooden Beach Railway Station this afternoon (December 10).

The incident happened just before 12.30pm and the emergency services are currently on the scene.

There are delays between Eastbourne and Hastings of up to 40 minutes.

British Transport Police have confirmed the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson for BTP said: “We were called to the line close to Cooden Beach station at 12.30pm on Wednesday December 10 to reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and our officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The train involved was the 11.32am Brighton to Ashford Service.