A person has died after emergency services were called to reports of a casualty on the tracks at Queenstown Road station.

Police attended the station, near Battersea, shortly after 8am this morning, along with paramedics, who pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

British Transport Police officers are currently working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, a BTP spokesperson said.

Delays to services to Clapham Junction and Waterloo are expected to last until 2.30pm, according to South Western Rail, as reports of passengers being stuck on trains emerged.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 8.08am today (September 16) to reports of a person injured by a train at Queenstown Road railway station, SW8.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a medic in a car, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer.

“Sadly, a person died at the scene. We assessed two other people, but didn't take them to hospital."