Person dies after being hit by train

Greater Anglia train at Needham Market

A person has been hit by a train near Stowmarket - Credit: Paul Geater

A person has died after being hit by a train near Stowmarket. 

British Transport Police were called to the line, between Diss and Norwich, at 1.24pm on Thursday August 18 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. 

Paramedics attended but the person died at the scene. 

Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin. 

This incident is not being treated as suspicious. 


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All Greater Anglia lines are blocked between Norwich and Stowmarket.

London-bound services that go through Ipswich and Colchester have also been impacted.

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Rail replacement bus services are being offered to help people get to their destinations. 

Disruption is expected until further notice.

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.


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