A person found dead at a railway line is believed to have been struck by a train as they tried to cross the track.

The individual was found on the tracks near Claydon, a village near Banbury, by emergency services around noon and was declared dead at the scene.

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service said investigations were ongoing and that the full extent of injuries were currently unknown.

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All lines between Leamington Spa and Banbury were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

British Transport Police officers and paramedics were called to the scene at 11.39am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service later arrived at the level crossing on Mollington Road at 11.46am and left the scene at 12.08pm.

Appliances from Banbury, Hook Norton, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services also attended.

No equipment was used as the fire and rescue service was not ultimately required.

An Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesman said: “Investigations are still ongoing. However, it appears an individual was struck by a train whilst crossing the line.

“The full extent of injuries are currently unknown. SCAS, TVP and the rail operators were still at the scene when OFRS left. Investigations into the incident are currently being carried out.”

A spokeswoman from British Transport Police said earlier: "The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”