Man arrested after incident which disrupted train services

Rail services from Ipswich to London have been affected after a tree has fallen onto the tracks

Rail services from London to Ipswich have been affected as police called to trespassers on the tracks - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A man has been arrested after two police officers were assaulted while attending an incident that disrupted train services from Suffolk into London.  

Rail services between Ipswich and London were affected after officers from British Transport Police were called to a man on the tracks between Romford and Chadwell Heath. 

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said they were called just before 12.45pm today, Wednesday, March 2. 

She added: "Officers attended and in the course of taking the man to a place of safety, two officers were assaulted.

"They are currently going to hospital to be checked over.

"A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently in custody."

Trains running between Romford and Chadwell Heath were either cancelled, delayed by 30 minutes, or revised. The disruption is expected to last until 4pm.

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Earlier today, Greater Anglia said the 2.02pm London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service would start from Colchester. 

In a tweet, Greater Anglia said Network Rail staff and police were on site and trying to apprehend the trespassers. 

Specific train service alterations can be found on the Greater Anglia website

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