A man who died after being hit by a train at Lea Green station was just 35 years old, police have confirmed.

Emergency services descended on the St Helens train station at about 1.30pm yesterday but the man sadly died before paramedics arrived.

He has since been identified and his next of kin have been informed.

Officers said the death was “not being treated as suspicious” and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

ECHO readers paid tribute to the man after the tragic death yesterday afternoon.

Smart Linda wrote: “Desperate times. My heart goes out to his family.”

A man is understood to have died after being hit by a train at Lea Green station in St Helens.

Pauline Burns posted: “Very sad for all concerned x.”

And Molly Ann Culshaw added: “Rip heart goes out to his family.”

Eyewitnesses told how the man was hit in front of horrified families standing on the platform as police erected a cordon and remained in the area for several hours while Network Rail staff and British Transport Police probed the scene alongside forensic teams.

The ECHO understands several passengers waiting on the platform, including a child, were left shaken up after witnessing the collision itself.

Everyone on board the train, believed to have been heading towards Manchester from Liverpool Lime Street, was told to get off immediately at Lea Green.

Trains did not stop at the station again…

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