A man was found dead by police officers called to a railway line this morning.

Police have launched an investigation after a body was found near Wembley Central station at 6.48am (December 4).

Detectives are currently treating the death as "unexplained" and are working to identify the man, believed to be aged in his 30s or 40s.

Railway lines were closed for a number of hours, affecting services between Watford Junction and London Euston.

Some lines reopened by midday but some services may still be delayed or cancelled.

National Rail says commuters can expect major disruption until 6pm.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley, from the British Transport Police, said: "We are still at a very early stage of our investigation, and are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances behind this man’s sad death.

"At this stage we believe the man reached the tracks from a nearby footbridge.

"I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen the man on the footbridge or in the nearby area in the early hours of this morning to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"He is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, with dark hair and a beard, and he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and blacked hooded top.

"Anyone with information can contact us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 48 of 04/12/20."