Person dies on tracks at Wanstead Station
PUBLISHED: 12:37 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 31 July 2019
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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