A PERSON has died after being hit by a train near Wivenhoe, the British Transport Police has confirmed.

Residents reported seeing various emergency services outside Wivenhoe Station at the weekend.

The British Transport Police has since confirmed a person died.

A spokesman said: “Officers were called to the line near Wivenhoe railway station at about 10.30pm on Saturday, February 3, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”