Update: Woman led to safety by emergency services after Stockport viaduct trespass

A woman trespassing on Stockport viaduct earlier this morning has been led to safety by emergency crews.

Rush-hour train services were either cancelled or diverted due to the incident after the woman was spotted shortly before 7.30am.

There have been unconfirmed reports that she attached herself to a post at the viaduct by her neck.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to the railway line north of Stockport station at 7.20am on Tuesday, September 30, after reports of a woman sitting on Stockport viaduct.

“Colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service also attended

“Specialist officers have successfully talked the woman down from the viaduct, and she has been taken to hospital for assessment.”

All lines are now re-open but passengers are being warned to expect delays.

The train and bus stations had earlier been closed as police and ambulance services were dispatched to the scene, taking two hours to talk the woman down..

Commuters took to Twitter as the incident caused rush-hour chaos earlier today.

Image courtesy of Tom Kitch via Twitter, with thanks

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