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Man dies after being hit by train at Chestfield and Swalecliffe railway station, near Whitstable

By Lowri Stafford

A man has died after being hit by a train.

Police, paramedics and firefighters are at the scene of the tragedy at Chestfield and Swalecliffe railway station.

The station has been sealed off while emergency crews deal with the aftermath.

Emergency services at the scene in Chestfield. Picture: James McKinven (7656820)
Emergency services at the scene in Chestfield. Picture: James McKinven (7656820)

All train services between Faversham and Margate have been suspended, and rail replacement bus services are being put in place.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "“At 2.44pm today, officers were called to Chestfield and Swalecliffe station, Whitstable, after reports of a casualty on the tracks.

The station has been sealed off. Picture: James McKinven
The station has been sealed off. Picture: James McKinven

"Paramedics also attended. However, a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

The scene at Chestfield and Swalecliffe railway station following a fatality. Picture: Chris Davey
The scene at Chestfield and Swalecliffe railway station following a fatality. Picture: Chris Davey

"This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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