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Trespasser at Wateringbury station tasered and arrested after walking onto railway tracks

A trespasser was tasered and then arrested after walking onto railway tracks.

British Transport Police officers were called to Wateringbury just before 4am and arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of obstructing the railway.

He remains in police custody.

Police taser gun. (13570569)
Police taser gun. (13570569)

As a result of the arrest, trains on the Medway Valley Line between Paddock Wood and Maidstone West were disrupted though services were largely running on time during the peak period.

A BTP spokesman added: "Inquiries continue."

There was further chaos on the network this morning after thieves stole signalling cables between Faversham and Whitstable, meaning a host of services were delayed.

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