Live updates from the South East as police rush to a person standing on the wall of the railway bridge in Gillingham

Police are at the scene of an incident in Gillingham where a person stands on the wall of a railway bridge.

Southeastern Services told passengers trains in the area would be delayed around 9 a.m. today (October 18).

Those waiting for the affected trains were asked to listen to the announcements on the platform and to check the trip planners.

Southeastern said: “Due to a person standing on the road wall on the rail bridge outside Gillingham station trains may be delayed in the area.

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“Please listen to station announcements and consult trip planners for the latest information.

“Due to the current situation, trains must now be restrained in the area. The police are dealing with the situation but at the moment trains cannot run.

“Buses are being considered to operate on the route, but at present no trains can run through Gillingham while the ongoing incident is being dealt with. ”

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