Staff and rail users were left shocked and saddened by the death of a pregnant woman who was hit by a train.

The 28-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of Witham railway station after being hit by a 2.36pm service from Marks Tey to Liverpool Street on Sunday.

The woman had been waiting on platform two shortly before her death.

A British Transport Police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death and a report is now being prepared for the coroner.

Strangers have posted tributes on the Times Facebook page to the woman whose name has not yet been released.



Deb Thompson: No idea who she is but whoever she is does it matter? This is a terrible loss of life for someone so young, thoughts are with everyone involved - train driver, staff, emergency services and of course the young girl's family. RIP young lady.

Georgina Ritchie: R.I.P to the lady, thoughts are with her family, friends and the driver of the train. Such sad new. More needs to me done to make safer x

Lisa Hutton: Rip. My thoughts go out to her and the train driver, also the emergency services involved. Rip young lady xx