A 16-year-old girl has died after being struck by a train, in a tragic incident near Haslemere station at around 4pm yesterday (Thursday).
The teenager, who is believed to be a local resident, was attended by paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At approximately 4pm officers from British Transport Police were called to the line close to Haslemere station,” a spokesman said. “They attended alongside paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, however the girl was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“Work is now under way to establish how the girl came to be on the tracks and receive the fatal injuries. Her death is not currently being treated as suspicious.
“Specially trained officers are with the girl’s family and are providing them with support at this difficult time.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”