Sussex

Sussex train delayed by man climbing on top of carriage

Train near Durrington station in West Sussex
Image caption The train was halted for nearly an hour after a man climbed on top of the carriage (photo by Eddie Mitchell)

A Sussex passenger train was stopped for nearly an hour after a man climbed on top of the carriage.

The service from Haywards Heath to Littlehampton was halted near Durrington station in West Sussex at about 14:25 BST on Wednesday.

British Transport Police (BTP) said a 39-year-old man was removed from the top of the train and taken to Worthing Hospital for medical assessment.

Services on the line resumed at about 15:30 BST.

A British Transport Police spokesman added: "The incident was reported at 2.24pm and BTP attended alongside officers from Sussex Police and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"Trains were stopped whilst the 39-year-old man from Worthing was removed from the top of the train."

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