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Person dies on tracks at Wanstead Station

PUBLISHED: 12:37 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 31 July 2019

Wanstead Station. Picture: Ken Mears

Wanstead Station. Picture: Ken Mears

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Police have closed Wanstead Station after a person died on the tracks.

Emergency services were called at 11.15am this morning (Wednesday, July 31) to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: "A person has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

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

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We sent an ambulance crew and an incident response officer to the scene.

"We also dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART) and London's Air Ambulance.

"Sadly, a person was pronounced dead at the scene."

The station has been closed and the Central Line is part-suspended between Leytonstone and Hainault via Newbury Park while emergency services deal with the incident.

Transport for London said tickets are being accepted on local buses.

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