A man has been rescued from the railway tracks near Petts Wood Station and taken to safety.

Cops from British Transport Police and paramedics were called to the station shortly before 9pm on Thursday evening.

According to BTP, officers received reports of concern for the man's welfare.

A photo from the scene shows police vans and response cars parked up outside the station.

A BTP spokesman said: “At 8.44pm on 1 August, officers were called to the railway close to Petts Wood following a concern for the welfare of a man.

"Officers and paramedics attended, and the man was removed from harm’s way and taken to a place of safety.”

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