A person has died after being struck by a train in North Yorkshire.

British Transport Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a train on Friday (September 22).

They confirmed they were called to a casualty on the tracks at around 6.10pm.

They added paramedics attended, however, sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

A London North East Railway (LNER) spokesperson confirmed a person had been hit by a train in Northallerton.

They also confirmed all lines in the area are currently blocked.

A LNER spokesperson said: "It is with great sadness that we report that a person has been hit by a train at Northallerton.

"Lines in this area are currently blocked."

A YAS spokesperson said: "We got a call at 6:15pm this evening.

"We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle. There was one patient."

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "Our officers are on site at Northallerton along with colleagues from North Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS)."

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