Person found dead on railway tracks in Burscough
A person was found dead on railway tracks in Burscough yesterday (Sunday, September 26).
British Transport Police (BTP) were called to reports of a body on the Wigan to Southport line near New Lane station in Burscough, at around 1.42pm.
An air ambulance and fire crews were also dispatched to the station, close to the Martin Mere bird sanctuary.
Sadly, paramedics pronounced the person dead at the scene.
BTP said its officers are working to establish the full circumstances behind the person's death.
A spokesperson for the force said: "Officers were called to New Lane station at 1.42pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
"Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances behind their death."
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