New Malden station has reopened following the death of a person hit by a train this afternoon.

Police and ambulance crews who attended the incident, in which a person was hit by the 1.11pm Waterloo to Shepperton train on platform four, have now left.

Blaise Haylock, who works in Bar Malden which backs on to platform 4, said: “All I saw was the police. I can only see there when I go out the back for a cigarette.

“There were about five [police officers] standing outside the station and it was cordoned off.

“Next I saw floods of people walking towards the bus stop, obviously because of the trains not running.”

A worker at Chicco cafe under C1 tower, who did not want to be named, said: “I just saw the ambulance and police. There were a couple of them, and later the private ambulance.

“It was not nice. It’s horrible at this time before Christmas.”

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP were called to New Malden rail station following the report of a person being struck by a train.

“BTP and Metropolitan Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 1.11pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Paramedics from London Ambulance Service also attended but the person was declared dead at the scene.

"Officers are currently working to establish the identity of the person and inform their next of kin."

South West Trains said all lines had trains running on them but with delays.

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