A MAN was killed after being hit by a train at Charlbury yesterday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after British Transport Police officers and ambulance paramedics were called shortly before noon.

Rail operator First Great Western suspended its services between Oxford and Worcester for more than two hours, before the line reopened at 2.30pm.

British Transport Police spokesman Brian Price said: “Officers are working to establish the man’s identity and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner.

“The train involved was a London Paddington to Hereford service.”