Woman walking on tracks at Hatfield Station puts trains at standstill

PUBLISHED: 14:04 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 18 September 2018

Police at Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied.

Police at Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied.

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Police have been called to Hatfield Station to persude a woman to get off the railway tracks.

Police and ambulance at Hatfield Station. Picture: SuppliedPolice and ambulance at Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied

British Transport Police were called at 1.15pm out of concern for her welfare.

According to one eyewitness, the woman was attempting to walk in the direction of King’s Cross.

A helicopter, police cars and several police have been spotted at the scene.

“Commuters are all waiting on the platform, it’s a hostile environment,” said another anonymous passer-by who had been waiting for a bus outside the station.

Police and ambulance at Hatfield Station. Picture: SuppliedPolice and ambulance at Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied

“Everyone seems really angry.”

He said that the situation had unfolded for about 25 minutes.

A statement on Great Northern’s website said that the trespasser had caused all trains in the area to be at a standstill “in the interest of safety”.

“Network Rail response staff and the British Transport Police are on site attending to this incident, working to escort the individual away from the railway and to a place of safety.”

Helicopter near Hatfield Station. Picture: SuppliedHelicopter near Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied

British Transport Police said no arrests had been made and that the woman, who is in her thirties, was taken to a place of safety.

Trains are now running as normal.

Helicopter near Hatfield Station. Picture: SuppliedHelicopter near Hatfield Station. Picture: Supplied

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