A TEENAGER has died after being struck by a train in Winsford.

The 19-year-old man, believed to be Josh Heston, from Runcorn, died at Winsford train station just before 6pm yesterday evening.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “We were called to Winsford station at 6.07pm on Tuesday, 8 March to reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Colleagues from Cheshire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service also attended, and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His death is not being treated as suspicious and his family have been informed.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Eyewitnesses told the Guardian the damage to the train could be seen from Bradbury Road once the train had stopped.

They also said the incident happened at the station itself.

On Facebook Tresa Harris said: "I was sat at the station at the time waiting for Crewe train. 

"Police suddenly everywhere all happened so fast. People were crying so sad that someone felt they had to do this. "Thoughts with their family and friends tonight going to be awful for them."

It is understood the 4.30pm Virgin Pendlino service from London Euston to Glasgow was involved in the incident.

The line reopened at 8.30pm but delays of 80 minutes are expected.

Earlier in the evening train operator London Midland said in a statement: “Emergency services dealing with an incident: All lines blocked at Winsford with our Liverpool line trains at a stand. Updates to follow.”

British Transport Police are also at the scene.