Man dies after being hit by train

A MAN has died after being hit by a train this evening.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was struck by a train near Spring Valley Lane in Ardleigh, near Colchester.

There is a level crossing in the area, but British Transport Police have confirmed the incident did not happen at the crossing.

Officers are still interviewing the driver and witnesses on the scene but are expected to leave within the next few minutes.

All services from Liverpool Street to Ipswich have been disrupted by the incident, which happened at around 7.15pm. There is currently a rail replacement bus service operating for all stations between Colchester and Ipswich.


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