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Person dead after being ‘hit by tram’

Police are probing how they came to be on the tracks.

Trinity Way Tram Station (Aaron Chown/PA)
Trinity Way Tram Station (Aaron Chown/PA)

A person has died after reports they were hit by a tram in West Bromwich, police said.

Officers were called to the Trinity Way stop in the West Midlands town just before 5am on Saturday.

British Transport Police said a person was pronounced dead at the scene after officers and medics from West Midlands Ambulance Service responded to reports that someone had been hit by a tram.

“Officers are now working to locate the person’s next of kin and to establish how they came to be on the tram tracks,” a spokesman said.

The force is yet to release any further details on the identity of the deceased, or whether they are a man or a woman.

The incident caused disruption on the Midland Metro line, which operates between the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, on Saturday.

Midland Metro said on Twitter the service was only operating between Wolverhampton and West Bromwich, with tickets valid on National Express buses and West Midlands trains.

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