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Quick thinking train driver narrowly avoids tragedy at East Malling station

By Luke May

A train driver's quick reactions helped avoid a potentially tragic accident at a station.

The Canterbury-bound driver ground his train to a halt at East Malling after spotting a man on the tracks.

With the train at a standstill, the driver left his cab to assist the man until British Transport Police arrived.

A train driver's quick actions helped prevent a tragedy. Stock image
A train driver's quick actions helped prevent a tragedy. Stock image

A spokesperson from BTP said: "We were called to East Malling station at 9.30am following reports of concern for a man's welfare.

"Officers attended and the man was removed from the tracks and taken on to a place of safety."

The force's county Twitter accounted, @BTPKent tweeted after the incident.

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