Stratford Station
A person was killed at Stratford Underground Station on Wednesday morning Getty

Commuters in London faced severe delays on the Central Line of the London Underground after a woman was killed after being struck by a train at Stratford station on Wednesday (6 July) morning.

Tube passengers were advised to avoid Leytonstone and Stratford station after the incident, which happened at 7am, and delays along the entire Central Line continued for hours later into the afternoon.

The age of the person killed has not yet been revealed as officers identify their next of kin. A British Transport Police statement said: "Officers were called to Stratford Underground Station at 7.04am this morning to reports that a person had been struck by a train.

"The person has sadly died as a result of their injuries. Officers are currently working to identify their next of kin. The incident is not believed to be suspicious and a file will now be prepared to pass over to the coroner."

The death came two days after a man was killed in similar circumstances at Gants Hill station. The victim was struck by a train on the western platform at about 4.30pm. Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service on 4 July, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. It was the second death at the tube station in less than three months.