UPDATE: ‘Drunk’ man arrested on Becontree train tracks in connection with damaged bookies


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A “drunk” man who threw rocks at police officers was arrested on suspicion of causing affray and criminal damage on the tracks at Becontree station earlier this morning.

Officers were called to Gale Street at 10.19am, following reports of a man walking along rail tracks.

Police said the man had allegedly caused damage to Coral Bookmakers before making his way to the tracks and walking down the C2C train line between Heathway and Becontree stations.

When officers arrived the lines were deactivated in both directions as a precaution.

The man, who police said “appeared to be drunk”, threw rocks at police when they approached him, before being brought safely to Becontree station platform.

The lines were reactivated and train services resumed half an hour later.

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