Person dies after being hit by train between Bury St Edmunds and Ely

The train was stuck at Bury St Edmunds due to an engine problem. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Rail services across Suffolk have been suspended due to a person being hit by a train - Credit: Archant

A person has died after being hit by a train at a station near Newmarket. 

The incident, on the line between Bury St Edmunds and Ely, has caused some rail services in Suffolk and Norfolk to be cancelled.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "British Transport Police were called to Kennett railway station at 1pm today (10 January) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics are also in attendance, however sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

"Officers are working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

Crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the scene.

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According to a statement from Greater Anglia, services between Ipswich and Cambridge, and Ipswich and Peterborough have been suspended. 

The statement reads: "Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected until further notice."

Greater Anglia is currently trying to find rail replacement buses for passengers, and added that tickets may be valid on other services.

The 2.20pm service from Ipswich to Cambridge will no longer run.

All service cancellations and updates can be found on the Greater Anglia website

If you need help and support, call Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust’s First Response helpline 0808 196 3494 or the Samaritans on 116 123. Both services are available 24 hours 7 days a week. You can also download the Stay Alive app on Apple & Android.