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

PUBLISHED: 12:48 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:59 14 March 2013

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.

He has been taken to Goodmayes Hospital for an assessment.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder