A 56-year-old man has died after being hit by a train in Crewkerne.

There were delays to services late last night after the man was hit by a train.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Crewkerne rail station following reports of a person struck by a train.

"The call came into police at 11.13pm on Monday, August 7.

"Officers attended alongside paramedics. Sadly a 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His family have been informed of his death.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious. A file will be prepared for the coroner."