UPDATE: Person hit by train at Billingshurst

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Police investigating reports of a person being hit by a train near Billingshurst this morning have confirmed the individual has died.

Rail lines were closed between Horsham and Barnham this morning after a person was hit by a train at Rosieo railway crossing.

Train lines were blocked for about two hours following the incident, which happened at 7.35am this morning, accounting to Southern.

Next of kin have been informed.

British Transport Police continue to investigate the incident.