POLICE have issued an update on a death that occurred on the railway tracks over the weekend.

As reported on Monday, a person sadly died in the tragic incident on the line between Widnes and Warrington the previous evening, Sunday.

An emergency incident was declared by train operators, with disruption reported on Northern, TransPennine Express and East Midlands Railway services.

Officers from British Transport Police, paramedics from North West Ambulance Service and crews from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the vicinity of Hough Green station at around 6.15pm.

Sadly however, a casualty was confirmed to be deceased on the tracks.

In an update British Transport Police has confirmed that the casualty was a man in his 40s.

The emergency incident led to the cancellation of services between Warrington Central and Liverpool South Parkway for a number of hours.

Providing an updates statement, a British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to the line near Hough Green railway station just after 6.15pm on Sunday, March 10.

“This was following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics and the fire service also attended, however sadly, a man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”