A 35-year-old man from Chester has been revealed as the person who died after being struck by a train near Shotton.

British Transport Police confirmed the fatality was from the city in a statement released today (Friday, February 5).

Officers were called to the incident about 10pm on Wednesday (February 3) which is believed to have happened south of the Welsh town’s low-level station. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was struck by the Arriva 19.21 eastbound service from Holyhead to Birmingham International.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “We were called to the line in the Deeside area on Wednesday 3 February following a report of a person being struck by a train.

“Officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 10.05pm and a 35-year-old man from Chester was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the man’s family have been informed. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Passengers were delayed for two hours as emergency services worked to clear the scene.

British Transport Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service were both in attendance. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service assisted by lighting the area.

Lines were closed in both directions and the track reopened just after midnight.