A man who died after being electrocuted when he climbed onto the roof of a train at Manchester Piccadilly railway station was a 23-year-old from the city, police have confirmed.

Passengers watched in horror as the incident unfolded just before 11pm on Friday evening (1 December).

The man "came into contact with overhead electrical lines" and suffered "injuries consistent with electrocution", British Transport Police (BTP) stated.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene but the man was pronounced dead at the station.

Officers are not treating his death as suspicious.

A cordon was seen in place around several platforms as emergency services responded to the tragedy.

Services to and from the station had to be cancelled as power to the overhead lines was turned off.

A spokesperson for BTP confirmed the dead man was from Manchester.

They added: "A 23-year-old man has sadly died after he came into contact with the overhead power lines at Manchester Piccadilly station.

"The incident happened shortly before 11pm on Friday 1 December. Police are paramedics were called to the station, however the man could not be saved.

"His family have been informed of his death. This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."