A man has died after being hit by a train near Witham station this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 10.40am.

Replacement buses have been organised between Colchester and Stansted Airport.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Witham railway station, Essex on Thursday after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Essex Police attended the incident, which was first reported to BTP at 10.40am.

“Crews from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

“Formal identification has not yet taken place.

”The incident is ongoing and the station is currently closed to passengers."