Police have confirmed that a person was pronounced dead yesterday in an incident that caused major disruption to Watford trains.

British Transport Police were called to the railway line near Milton Keynes station, at around 2pm yesterday (February 8), after concerns for someone’s welfare were reported to the force.

Officers attended alongside Thames Valley Police and paramedics, but have today confirmed that “sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene”.

Article on the disruption yesterday here: 'Concern for welfare incident' blocks Watford train line

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner,” police added.

Trains between Watford Junction and Rugby were stopped yesterday afternoon as the line was blocked near the scene.

The railway closures lasted until around 3.30pm but there was “major disruption” until around 7pm, and delays to journeys until 1am this morning, according to National Rail.

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