Body found near Stalybridge railway station

A BODY has been found on the train tracks near to Stalybridge railway station, meaning delays of up to an hour on services between the town and Manchester Victoria.

 

Emergency services were called to the station shortly before 12.30pm.

 

Paramedics attended but the as yet unidentified person was declared dead at the scene.

 

Customers have been told they can use services between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly.

 

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 12.30pm today, May 8, British Transport Police were called to the track close to Stalybridge following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

 

“Officers are currently on scene, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service, however a person has sadly been declared dead at the scene.

 

“An investigation is now underway to determine how the person came to be on the tracks.”

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