Disruption to rail services continued this morning after a Witham woman died after being hit by a train last night.

A British Transport Police spokesman said:"Our officers were called to Chelmsford station at 9.45pm last night after reports a person had been hit by a train.

"Essex Police and East of England Ambulance service also attended the incident.

"A 53-year-old woman from Witham was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Her death is currently being treated as non-suspcious. The woman's family has been informed.

"A file is being prepared for the coroner."

This morning's services continued to be disrupted following the woman's death. 

Greater Anglia @greateranglia tweeted: 0749 Chelmsford-Liverpool St (0756 Ingatestone, 0801 Shenfield) will be 8 coaches instead of 12 due to a person hit by a train last night.JA