Rail services affected after person hit by train

Ipswich railway station Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A person has sadly been hit by a train this morning

A person has sadly died after being hit by a train this morning.

The incident has caused severe disruption to rail services across Suffolk and north Essex. 

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We were called to Hatfield Peverel railway station at 5.56am following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

The 6.24am Norwich to London Liverpool Street, which calls at Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester has been cancelled. 

The 7.55am London Liverpool Street to Norwich was also cancelled. 

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