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Person dead after being hit by train on mainline to London

PUBLISHED: 17:19 22 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:36 24 July 2020

Services from Ipswich to London were delayed  after a person was hit by a train near Colchester.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Services from Ipswich to London were delayed after a person was hit by a train near Colchester. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown

A person has died after being hit by a train on the mainline between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

The incident happened this afternoon when a person was hit by the 2.30pm service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street, near Colchester.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Colchester station at 3.25pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Several services were cancelled and any trains coming from London Liverpool Street were terminated at Colchester and did not continue to Ipswich and Norwich.

Also services from Ipswich and Norwich were terminated at Manningtree.

The line has now been reopened but some buses will still run while scheduled services recover from the delays.

If you need help and support, call Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust’s First Response helpline 0808 196 3494 or the Samaritans on 116 123.

Both services are available 24 hours 7 days a week.

You can also download the Stay Alive app on Apple & Android.


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