The man killed after climbing onto the roof of a train at Piccadilly railway station and being electrocuted was 23, police have confirmed.

Horrified passengers witnessed the incident just before 11pm on Friday evening.

 

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene but the man died after being electrocuted.

A cordon was placed around a number of platforms while the emergency services responded to the incident.

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

An investigation is underway into the tragedy although the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “The incident is not been treated as suspicious and a full report will be provided to the coroner to determine the circumstances around his death.”

The dead man is from Manchester, BTP confirmed.