A freight train derailed at a Suffolk port, causing extensive damage.

A spokesperson for the Port of Felixstowe confirmed that a freight service at the north terminal derailed on Tuesday, June 18.

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They said: “We can confirm a freight train operated by GBRf suffered a derailment on the Trimley Branch Line at approximately 9.20pm on Tuesday.

"We are working with GBRf and Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.”

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Greater Anglia said their services were also affected for a small period of time, but the delays were kept to a minimum as the damage was contained within the port.

All Greater Anglia services are now unaffected by this incident.