A MAN who died after being struck by a train between Basingstoke and Farnborough has been named at an inquest.

Daniel John Morsdell, 37, was killed on Saturday, September 7, near Hook, the hearing heard in Winchester.

The 37-year-old man, of Pitman Close, Basingstoke, was identified through fingerprints.

Consultant pathologist Bineeta Foria conducted a post-mortem at Basingstoke Hospital but a cause of death awaits toxicology results.

Acting area coroner Sam Marsh adjourned the inquest until March 3 2020.

British Transport Police were called to an incident on the railway line between Basingstoke and Farnborough on Saturday, September 7, to reports that a person had been hit by train.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Speaking at the time, a British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to Crown Lane, in Basingstoke, on Saturday after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

"Officers from the BTP and medical emergency teams attended the incident, and at 12.34pm a male person was declared deceased.

“The identity of the male has been confirmed and next of kin have been notified.

"The incident is being treated as non-suspicious."

All lines between Basingstoke and Farnborough were blocked while emergency services dealt with the incident, which caused disruption until later that evening.

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