Body discovered by train tracks in south London

Fiona Simpson
Officers discovered a body by train tracks in Brixton: PA

Police have launched an investigation after a body was discovered by train tracks in south London.

British Transport Police were called to tracks close to Brixton station just after 8am on Sunday.

Officers, alongside those from the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service, rushed to the scene.

The person, whose age and gender is not yet known, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A BTP spokesman said: “A file will be prepared for the coroner.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

The discovery comes just minutes after a man died after being hit by a Northern line train at Tooting Broadway Station around 7.55am.