British Transport Police has confirmed a person has died on the North East rail network.

Emergency services were called at around 12noon on Sunday to the railway between Redcar Central and Saltburn.

All lines were blocked and services across the region were affected.

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A BTP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the line near Saltburn yesterday (19 November) at around 12pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks. 

“Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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