UPDATE: Police confirm that man died after being struck by train in Harold Wood today

Trains between Norwich and London were disrupted after a person was hit by a train near London today.

Greater Anglia services were delayed after the incident at Harold Wood shortly after 1pm today, but all lines were open again by 3pm.

It meant that, for a period, there were no trains between Gidea Park and Shenfield and passengers had to board coaches to get between the two stations.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: 'BTP officers were called to Harold Wood rail station, Romford, Essex, on Tuesday, March 6 following a report of a man being struck by a train.

'BTP and Metropolitan Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to police at 1.18pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

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'Paramedics also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

'Enquiries are ongoing to establish the man's identity and inform his family.

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'A file will be prepared for the coroner.'

The train involved was the Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria service.

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