A PERSON has died after being hit by a train between Taunton and Castle Cary. 

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: "At around 8.15am today (25 March) British Transport Police were called to line close to Langport, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"“Officers attended the scene, alongside colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and the ambulance service, however a person was sadly declared dead at the scene.

"“Officers are now working to inform their family and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”