Man dies after being hit by train

A 34-YEAR-old man has died after he was hit by a train at Manningtree station.The man, who has not been identified but is believed to be from Lawford, was hit by a One Anglia Express train as it travelled from Norwich to London.

INVESTIGATIONS are underway today after a man was hit by a train and killed at Manningtree station.

Passengers looked on in horror as the 34-year-old, believed to be from Lawford was hit by the One Anglia Express train which was travelling from Norwich to London yesterday.

An inquest has yet to be opened into the man's death and the British Transport Police are investigating the incident.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The station was closed for an hour and a half while emergency services dealt with the incident which happened around 12.30pm.

Paramedics were called to the scene but the man was certified dead upon their arrival.

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Trevor Redbourn, operations manager of East of England Ambulance Trust, said: “When we arrived it was immediately clear that the man was dead and there was nothing we could do for him.

“All passengers and crew were taken off the train and checked by ambulance staff.

“The driver, a woman, was also assisted at the scene but was unhurt. She was left in the care of railway staff.”

The train had been pulling in to Manningtree station to pick up other passengers.

Replacement coaches were put on between Ipswich and Colchester until 2pm when trains were allowed to pass on the track.

Pc Darren Jenkins, of the British Transport Police, said: “We are not treating the death as suspicious but are carrying out an investigation to assist with the coroner's court.

“It is thought the man jumped on to the track in front of the train.”

Trains were reported to be running with delays for some hours after the incident.

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