detained by police at Highbridge Rail Station after tracks incident
man was detained by police after bringing train services to a
halt on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (September
were called to Highbridge Railway Station shortly before 7pm after
a man was seen on the tracks by the driver of an approaching train.
British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"BTP and Avon and Somerset Police officers were called to
Highbridge and Burnham railway station after a report of a man
seen on the tracks near the station
driver of a Cardiff-Taunton service stopped his train and persuaded
the man to leave the tracks and get onto the train."
officers attended the station and detained a 25-year-old man from
Brent Knoll under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act when the
train arrived at the platform. The
man was assessed by medical staff before being allowed home."
added that they are investigating a suspected trespass offence
and will speak to the man further in due course.
A passer-by took this photo of police in Highbridge Railway Station
during Monday's incident