Suicidal teen on train-line in East Tilbury

THURROCK train lines were thrown into chaos on Saturday after a stand-off between a teenager on the lines and the emergency services.

The ambulance service was alerted at 7.18am to a man reported to be near the rail way line near Princess Margaret Road, Tilbury.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle and manager were sent to the scene.

The 19-year-old was coaxed down from the signal box gantry by officers about midday and left in their care.

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