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Welfare fears raised for man at Canterbury West station

A man on a train platform was taken to safety following concerns for his welfare.

British Transport Police were called to Canterbury West station when fears were raised for the man at 12.22am this morning.

He was led to a safe place after officers attended the scene.

Canterbury West Station
Canterbury West Station

Separately, there was major disruption to Southeastern services from around 6.15am today after a person was hit by a train between Bickley and Shortlands.

The incident led to commuters across East Kent struggling to get on trains between Dover and London Victoria.

Southeastern spokesman Paul Prentice said: "There was major disruption first thing this morning.

"Four of our routes that run through Bromley South, Sole Street, Maidstone East and Paddock Wood were affected.

"As of 10am this morning, there is a good service on all of our lines."

High speed services were not affected.

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