Police working to identify person who died on train tracks last night

By Fran Way

Police are working to find the identity of a person who died on the railway tracks in Salford last night.

The British Transport Police were called to Irlam Station at 8.59pm.

Pictures show a number of police vehicles stationed at the scene. Firefighters also attended, as well as a Network Rail response unit.

A Network Rail response unit at the scene (ASP)

A spokesperson for the BTP said: "Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

All trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Warrington Central were blocked for the rest of the night.

The incident also affected the East Midlands Railway line between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street as well as the Northern Line between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

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