A teenage boy is dead after being hit by a train.

The 16-year-old was killed at Wivelsfield Station yesterday at about 7.30pm.

British Transport Police attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service staff.

The boy, from the Hassocks area, was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

British Transport Police is investigating the circumstances of his death.

A spokesman said: “The boy’s family has been informed, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The train was the 6.30pm Bognor Regis to London Victoria service, operated by Southern Railway.

All lines were closed and trains from London terminated at Haywards Heath with buses replacing trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

The lines were reopened at about 9.30pm with short-notice alterations and delays.