A MAN who died after being struck by a train has been named.
Police were called to Lurdin Lane, Standish, on Sunday afternoon following reports that a person had been struck by a train.
A 35-year-old man, from Wigan, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He has been named locally as Jonathan Rhead, who was known to friends as Carney.
Tributes have been paid to Mr Rhead on Facebook.
Manda Jayne Lacey wrote: “Devastating news to wake up too. Standish has gained another angel. RIP Carn dog (Carney) so sad.”
Jodie Lee Mcgugan said: “Rip Carney. I can’t believe it. Sweet dreams matey.”
Stuart Eastham added: “Sads news to here this morning, RIP Carney, such a shame, a cracking lad.”
Jason Lloyd wrote; “RIP to a very old friend. I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost way too many friends over my lifetime but this hurts the most. You’ll be sadly missed Carney.”
Joel Fay said: “Top man, good laughs. RIP carney mate.”
Gemma Kinnaird added: “Really sad news this morning. RIP Carney you were a lovely man.”
This is the third fatality on the section of line between Wigan and Coppull in a matter of weeks.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to an area near Lurdin Lane, Standish, Wigan, shortly after 2.22pm on Sunday December 13, following reports of a person being struck by a train.
“Colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service also attended but a 35-year-man from Wigan was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and the man’s family has been informed.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”