Pensioner detained after walking on Redbridge Tube train tracks

A PENSIONER has been detained under the Mental Health Act after trespassing on train tracks at Redbridge Tube station.

A PENSIONER has been detained under the Mental Health Act after trespassing on train tracks at Redbridge Tube station.

The 87-year-old woman, of Barkingside, has been taken to hospital with injuries to her hand after the British Transport Police (BTP) were alerted at 11.46am today.

A BTP spokesman said its officers attended the scene off Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, together with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

The line was handed back to London Underground at 12.23pm.

There were delays to the Central line while the woman was detained.