Emergency services called after train hits person on unmanned level crossing near Stowmarket

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Emergency services are on the scene after a person was hit by a train at an unmanned level crossing between Stowmarket and Bacton.

British Transport Police and Suffolk Police were called to a crossing close to Cow Green in Bacton, after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

The incident was reported at 1.14pm.

A statement from British Transport Police said: “Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Officers are now working to establish the identity of the man. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Train services on the London to LIverpool Street line were disrupted with hourly delays. They re-opened at 3pm but further delays have been caused by a tree obstructing overhead lines between Diss and Norwich says Network Rail. Engineers are currently working to deal with this.

The crossing named Gooderhams is one leading from a public footpath and its risk factor is rated as C. The highest risk factor is A. Some 87 trains travel along the line each day.