A number of train services have been cancelled from Norwich Station after a horse was hit by a train.

The crash, which happened this morning between Norwich and Diss, blocked the line leaving the large horse injured and the train damaged.

Following the collision, the damaged train was evacuated and passengers were put on another which then returned to Norwich.

Response teams from Greater Anglia and National Rail attended the scene and services began operating again at 11.25am.

All services via Diss were cancelled this morning prior to the rail reopening.

A Greater Anglia spokeswoman said: “We’re very sorry for the disruption caused to passengers this morning.

"Services were unable to run between Norwich and Diss after a train struck a horse in Flordon.

“The train was damaged and unable to run and as a result, customers were transferred onto another train.

“Customers were able to travel via Cambridge and rail replacement buses were also operating.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Anyone who has been delayed for more than 15 minutes can claim delay repay at www.greateranglia.co.uk”

There are also reports of horse on the rails between Cambridge and Ipswich this morning.