Man dies after being hit by train at Manor Park

Commuters in Stratford were delayed for up to two hours last night after a man was struck by a train at Manor Park railway station.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene shortly before 7pm.

Paramedics also attended the station, but the man, believed to be in his 20s and from the area, was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said the incident was currently being treated as non-suspicious

He has yet to be formally identified and his next of kin informed.

The train involved was the 18:32 National Express East Anglia service from London Liverpool Street to Walton on the Naze.

Services resumed at around 7.40pm and control of the lines was handed back to Network Rail just before 8.30pm.

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A post-mortem examination will be carried out at Walthamstow Coroners’ Court and an inquest opened into his death.