A 23-year-old man from Gravesend died after being hit by a train between Dartford and Strood.

A number of trains headed for Dartford railway station were cancelled yesterday morning following the tragic incident.

A BTP spokeswoman has said: "Officers were called to Gravesend station at 5.53am yesterday (07/04) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended and sadly a 23-year-old man from Gravesend was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

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A statement released yesterday by Southeastern read: "We sadly report that a person has been hit by a train this morning.

"The power to the tracks was switched off to allow the emergency services and Network Rail response staff to attend to this tragic incident.

"The lines have now reopened, however as train carriages and crew are not in the correct places to start their next journeys on time it will take some time for services to resume the booked timetable."

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