Body found on rail track at Ipswich

AN investigation is being carried out this morning after a body was found on the rail line at Ipswich.

AN investigation is being carried out this morning after a man's body was found on the rail line at Ipswich.

It is thought the incident took place close to the station in Burrell Road at 5am this morning.

Emergency services including police and paramedics were called to the scene just beyond the tunnel to the Halifax junction, near Bourne Park.

The death is being treated as unexplained and services from Ipswich towards London Liverpool Street have been replaced by buses with passengers being ferried to Colchester.


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A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said: “I can confirm that officers from BTP and Suffolk Constabulary attended the rail line at Halifax Junction in the Maidenhall area of Ipswich on Sunday, January 24 after a report of a man's body on the rail line.

“Paramedic from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended and the man was declared dead at the scene.

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“The incident was reported to police at 4.56am and is currently being treated as unexplained.

“Officers ware currently working to establish the full circumstance surrounding the incident, including how the man came to be on the tracks, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A spokeswoman at the rail station said it was hoped to get services back to normal by 10.30am.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

More details to follow.

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