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A 42 year old man sadly died at Fishermans Path after being hit by a train

It has now been confirmed that it was a 42-year-old man that has sadly died after he was struck by a train at Fisherman’s Path crossing in Formby.

A spokesperson from BTP said: "Officers from British Transport Police were called to the scene yesterday afternoon at approximately 4.45pm and attended alongside colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service." "This incident is not being treated as suspicious and his family have been informed. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

There were suggestions that it was a boy on a bike after passengers on the train said that the person it struck may have been a boy on a bike. British Transport Police said: "The person struck by the train was 'pronounced dead the scene'."

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends after this tragic incident.

The scene at Fishermans Path

The train that was stuck at the scene full of passengers


Emergency services were on scene in Formby after a person was struck and killed by a train travelling towards Liverpool.

The Northern Line was blocked between Freshfield station and Ainsdale while emergency services attend the scene.

Rail replacement busses are running between Hall Road & Southport. Services between Hall Road and Hunts Cross and vice-versa are running, but are subject to delay and cancellation.

A rail replacement bus has arrived at Southport departing all stations to Hall Road.

Disruption is expected until 19:45 21/02.

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