Man killed after being hit by train

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A man has been killed after being hit by a train in Leyland.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff at 11.06am yesterday as British Transport and Lancashire Police attended the incident at Midge Hall.

All lines between Preston and Ormskirk were closed but have now re-opened and all services should be back to normal.

A full investigation has commenced to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and a file is beign prepared for the coroner.

The British Transport Police is asking anyone with any information concerning the incident to contact them on 0800 405040.