Man brought to safety after police called to Welwyn Hatfield railway line

PUBLISHED: 12:59 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:23 10 July 2017

British Transport Police dealt with an incident in Digswell this morning.

British Transport Police dealt with an incident in Digswell this morning.

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Paramedics took a man to hospital after emergency services were called to the railway line in Digswell this morning.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “We were called at 3.34am to Digswell bridge following concerns for the welfare of a man.

“We attended alongside Herts Police,

“The man was on the bridge in a precarious position.

“He was taken to a place of safety by the paramedics.”

The man was removed from the tracks at 6.30am, according to the BTP spokesman.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 3.40am today.

“We sent an ambulance crew, hazardous area response team, and a rapid response vehicle.

“Medics worked closely with BTP and assessed the man at the scene before taking him to Lister Hospital for further care.”

A spokeswoman from Govia Thameslink and Great Northern said: “A trespass incident caused some disruption.

“Services were suspended in both directions.

“The lines were closed from 4.30am and then re-opened at 6.38am.

“We’re moving towards recovery [of the services].”

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