TRAINS services between Manningtree and Harwich are delayed following the attempted theft of signalling cables at Mistley.

Greater Anglia said trains may be delayed by up to 10 minutes this morning and may be terminated at Harwich International at short notice.

A spokesman said: “An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed.”

Replacement road transport services are taking passengers from Harwich International via Dovercourt and Harwich Town in both directions until further notice.