Train blaze disrupts services

RAIL commuters travelling between Ipswich and London suffered severe delays today following a suspected arson attack on a train.Power supplies had to be disconnected so emergency services could deal with the blaze, which was spotted by fire crews returning from a previous callout near Colchester railway station.

RAIL commuters travelling between Ipswich and London suffered severe delays today following a suspected arson attack on a train.

Power supplies had to be disconnected so emergency services could deal with the blaze, which was spotted by fire crews returning from a previous callout near Colchester railway station.

A First Great Eastern train was targeted and Essex fire crews returning from a previous call out, spotted the fire in the sidings near Colchester railway station at 11.56pm.

See the Evening Star later for more details.