A teenage man has died after being hit by a train near Banstead Station on Sunday (January 5).

The incident happened sometime after 4.30pm on Sunday between Sutton and Epsom Downs Stations.

Emergency services from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) and British Transport Police (BTP) both rushed to attend the collision soon after it was reported.

The teenage male was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding to a request from the Comet, a spokesperson for SECAmb said:

"Ambulance crews were called to reports a person had been hit by a train near to Banstead railway station.

"Ambulance crews attended the scene but sadly the person was pronounced dead at the scene."

BTP meanwhile confirmed the fatality and said that the male's family had been informed.

"At 4.46pm on 5 January, officers from BTP were called to the railway close to Banstead following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended however a man in his teens was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

"This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner," a spokesperson for the transport police said.

Southern Railway, who operate trains on the line, posted a statement on the casualty expressing their sadness at what happened.

"It is with great sadness that we have to report a person has been hit by a train between Sutton Surrey and Epsom Downs," a spokesperson said on Sunday while confirming that normal operations of trains in the area had been temporarily impacted.