A person was hit by a train last night leading to major service disruption in the area.

Police and paramedics were called at around 8.30pm on Thursday (September 16) to reports of a person being hit by a train.

Services were suspended on the Southport and Hunts Cross Line following the incident in the Freshfields area.

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Rail replacement buses were requested by Merseyrail to run between Hall Road and Southport from around 9.30pm.

Merseyrail tweeted: "Due to a person sadly being hit by a train in the Freshfield area, services on the Southport line are disrupted.

"Trains to Southport will terminate at and start back from Hall Road.

"A rail replacement bus service is in operation between Hall Road-Southport in both directions.

"If you have been affected by today's incident you may be entitled to a refund or compensation. Please visit bit.ly/3iU4buu for further information."

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