Ilford train line reopened after track tresspasser detained under Mental Health Act

All train lines through Ilford have now reopened after a man tresspassing on the tracks was detained.

Two out of four tracks through the station, in Cranbrook Road, were closed after the 63-year-old was spotted around 11.40am.

Trains passing through the station were stopped while British Transport Police (BTP) officers removed him.

Services are now running but with possible minor delays.

A BTP spokesman said the man was safely taken from the tracks and detained under the Mental Health Act.

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He has been taken to Goodmayes Hospital for an assessment.

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