Woman dies after being hit by train

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A woman died after being hit by a train in Mid Sussex today.

Paramedics were called to the spot near Hassocks station but the woman died from her severe injuries.

There were delays of about an hour on the main London-Brighton line while 999 services worked at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “BTP officers were called to the line near to Hassocks station on after a report of a woman being struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Sussex Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 9.19am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the woman’s identity and inform her family.

“A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”