A MAN has died after being struck by a train in Warrington.

The incident happened shortly before midday near Birchwood Station.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “British Transport officers and the police attended the line close to Birchwood Station after reports that a man had been struck by a train.

“Paramedics from the local ambulance also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The train involved was the 9.47 from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street.

The station has now re-opened.