Train disruption between Norwich and London after death at level crossing south of Diss

The level crossing at Mellis. Pic: Simon Parker.

The level crossing at Mellis. Pic: Simon Parker.

A person has died after being hit by a train at a level crossing south of Diss in the early hours of this morning.

British Transport Police (BTP) and the East of England Ambulance Service were called to the pedestrian crossing at Mellis in Suffolk at 1.12am to reports that a person had been struck by a train.

Officers and paramedics attended but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokeswoman for BTP said officers were working to identify the person and inform their next of kin before a file is prepared for the coroner.

Train services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street have been disrupted. Greater Anglia said all lines have now reopened but there may still be delays while services return to normal.


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Trains which were cancelled included the 6am service from London Liverpool Street to Norwich; the 6.24am service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street; the 6.39am service from Ipswich to Norwich and the 7.30am service from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

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