Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2015

Train lines between Rhyl and Chester back open after earlier incident near Mostyn

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 14th, 2015

Train lines between Rhyl and Chester are back open following this morning closure due to a ‘police incident’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There were reports of a person in a ‘precarious position’ on a bridge, a trained police negotiator was brought in to talk to a woman in an effort to bring her to a place of safety. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Officers from BTP and North Wales Police attended the line near Mostyn Road, Holywell, on Monday, 14 September, following reports of a person in a precarious position on a bridge. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The incident was reported to BTP at 6.44am and all trains between Rhyl and Chester were put on stop. Colleagues from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service also attended. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Shortly after 9.30am, officers, including trained negotiators, persuaded the woman down from the bridge and she was subsequently taken to a place of safety for a mental health assessment.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Virgin Trains say: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

All lines are back open but there are ‘residual delays’ to services through Flint. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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