UPDATE: Train delays due to man 'laying on the track' at Anerley

Police at Anerley station this afternoon

Police at Anerley station this afternoon

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There were delays to trains running through Anerley station yesterday afternoon (July 22) after a man wandered onto the tracks.

The incident happened at around 3pm, when police were called to reports of a man standing on a bridge near the station. 

When officers arrived they found him walking on the tracks.

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On social media there was speculation the man was trying to kill himself.

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The man was taken into police custody and trains were running normally by 5.30pm.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "BTP officers attended the line close to Anerley station in Bromley following a report of a man standing on a bridge.

"The incident was reported to us at 3.06pm.

"BTP officers attended the scene alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service, and found a man walking on the tracks.

"The man has been taken to hospital for assessment."

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