Man killed after being hit by train at Witham railway station

Stock image of Witham train station.

Stock image of Witham train station. - Credit: Su Anderson

A man has died after being struck by a train at a railway station in north-east Essex.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Witham railway station at 10.20am today.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said: 'We have been called to Witham station after receiving reports at 10.20am of a person struck by a train.

'BTP officers and colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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'Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.

'The man's death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.'

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An Abellio Greater Anglia spokesman said the train was running on time at the time of the incident.

Rail services were suspended between Shenfield and Colchester in both directions, but have now returned to normal.

However the 5.30pm and 8pm Norwich to London services, and the 6.16pm Witham to London train, have been cancelled.

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