A third person has died in as many days after being hit by a train on the Norwich to London rail route.

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Men were struck by trains and died on both Wednesday and Thursday morning this week, in Newton Flotman, around six miles south of Norwich.

Today a third man was hit in Bentley, south-west of Ipswich, causing disruption to the service until around 11am.

A British Transport Police spokesman said a man’s body had been found between Bentley and the Halifax Junction in Suffolk.

The spokesman said: “British Transport Police were called to the line between Manningtree and Ipswich this morning, at 7.48am, following a report of a body having been seen on the line.

“This was originally reported to Network Rail by a train driver as an animal strike. An operations manager attended the scene between Bentley and Halifax Junction and confirmed finding body parts.

“This death is being treated as non-suspicious.”

Service operator Greater Anglia advised commuters to travel to and from Norwich via Cambridge.

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