Man dies after being hit by a train at East Croydon

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There has been major disruption for rail passengers heading out of London after a man was hit by a train at East Croydon.

Emergency services say he died at the scene after being struck by the Brighton-bound service at around 6:20pm on Monday evening.

Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services were affected until the end of the day.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said:

“Officers from British Transport Police and the Met responded to the incident that was reported at 18.20 and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended and a male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Officers are currently working to identify the person and inform his next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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