PICTURED: Train mayhem after man lies down on track near Penge East

The man on the line near Penge East station

The man on the line near Penge East station

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A man lying on the railway track near Penge East station caused train mayhem this afternoon.

The trespasser, a 47-year-old from Lewisham, was first noticed by concerned passengers just after 1.30pm.

He was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.

The incident caused delays of 30 minutes to trains travelling from Beckenham Junction to London Victoria.

Robert-John T tweeted the above photo, saying: "Hi @Se_Railway are you are (aware) of a gentleman dead or asleep beside the tracks just after Kent House?"

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to Penge East railway station on Tuesday May 20 to reports of a trespasser on the line.

"Officers from BTP attended alongside colleagues from the London Ambulance Service.

"A 47-year-old man, from Lewisham, was subsequently taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.

"The incident was first reported to BTP at 1.40pm and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 2.14pm."

 

 

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3:35pm Tue 20 May 14

Simon bald says...

mayhem=30 minute delays, oh noes panic
mayhem=30 minute delays, oh noes panic Simon bald
  • Score: 7

3:59pm Tue 20 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

Have we heard yet if this bloke is ok? He obviously needs attention of some sort.
Have we heard yet if this bloke is ok? He obviously needs attention of some sort. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 13

4:09pm Tue 20 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

I know how he feels, I hate waiting for trains might aswell fall asleep.
I know how he feels, I hate waiting for trains might aswell fall asleep. white rabbit9
  • Score: -1

4:22pm Tue 20 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Mayhem

Mammoth

Pandemonium.

Whatever next ?
Mayhem Mammoth Pandemonium. Whatever next ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 9

9:34am Wed 21 May 14

Vitriolal says...

Thats how the Labour Conservative Libs will feel after the election! LOL
Thats how the Labour Conservative Libs will feel after the election! LOL Vitriolal
  • Score: 1

11:29am Wed 21 May 14

PaulErith says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Mayhem

Mammoth

Pandemonium.

Whatever next ?
Apocalyptic?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Mayhem Mammoth Pandemonium. Whatever next ?[/p][/quote]Apocalyptic? PaulErith
  • Score: 7

5:52pm Wed 21 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

Thank goodness. I hope he gets some help.
Thanks ns for updating.
Thank goodness. I hope he gets some help. Thanks ns for updating. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 8

9:51pm Wed 21 May 14

Harold_Monk says...

Trying to think of a witty comment about railway sleepers...
Trying to think of a witty comment about railway sleepers... Harold_Monk
  • Score: 3

2:47pm Thu 22 May 14

rojo174 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Mayhem

Mammoth

Pandemonium.

Whatever next ?
Train on time?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Mayhem Mammoth Pandemonium. Whatever next ?[/p][/quote]Train on time? rojo174
  • Score: 2

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