RAIL users are facing delays after a serious incident at a south Essex station.

Essex rail operator c2c has warned trains running across its whole network "may be cancelled or delayed" this morning after an incident at Leigh station.

Updating passengers on X, the company said: "Due to trespassers on the railway at Leigh all lines will be blocked."

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British Transport Police says officers were called to the station at 7.15am to reports of a casualty on the tracks.

A spokesman for the force said: "Paramedics also attended and a person has been taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"This incident is not being treated as suspicious."

This is a breaking news story which will be updated.