'Armed' Trespasser On Line At Putney Station

Station was closed whilst power lines cut and police apprehended individual

image: Ralph Coates - Police apprehend the trespasser


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Putney Station was closed on Saturday (29 June) due to a trespasser on the line.

A police helicopter tracked the trespasser whilst police attend to the situation on the ground. Local residents reported that the police apprehended the trespasser using tasers and it is reported that he was carrying a machete, axe or knife.

We have asked British Transport Police (BTP) for a comment. The BTP website confirmed that they contained the situation, but they have not responded to our question.

South Western Railway network suffered severe disruption to trains to and from London Waterloo. The site reported 7 incidents that affected the services including the trespasser at Putney Station, additional causes include points failure at Waterloo and speed restrictions in place due to the heat.

July 5, 2019

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