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Woman struck and killed by train at Sheerness station

The person who died after being hit by a train at Sheerness station on Saturday was a woman in her 40s from Sittingbourne, police have revealed.

British Transport Police said the incident happened just after 8.30am. Officers were called to the scene after receiving reports of a body on the line.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the woman is yet to be formally identified.

The station was closed while police officers and paramedics were on the scene. Services resumed by 11.30am.

A BTP spokesman said: "Upon attendance officers discovered the body of a woman, believed to be in her 40s and from Sittingbourne. She appears to have suffered injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

"The incident is being treated as non-suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

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