Person hit by train at Haughley dies at scene despite efforts of emergency services

There were no trains between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds after the tragedy.. File image: ANDREW B

There were no trains between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds after the tragedy.. File image: ANDREW BERRY iWitness - Credit: citizenside.com

A person who was struck by a train in Haughley tonight has died, British Transport Police have confirmed.

Fire crews from Needham Market, Stowmarket, Elmswell and Ixworth were called to Green Lane close to its junction with Bacton Road in Haughley at around 10pm today alongside paramedics and police.

They were responding to reports a person had been struck by a train.

British Transport Police officers, who were leading the investigation, said the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Green Lane, Haughley, Stowmarket after a report that a person has been struck by a train.


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“Officers from BTP and other emergency services attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 9.45pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service attended and pronounced the person deceased at the scene.”

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A file will now be prepared for the coroner.

All Greater Anglia trains have been stopped between the Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket until the end of the day.

Services are being cancelled and delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised.

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