On Wednesday 27th June , you may have been affected by delayed trains on the C2C line running from Shoebury to Fenchurch Street, if you are still unsure why then its because its alleged a man was killed whilst trying to steal copper wire from the train lines.
In a statement made by the British Transport Police they said “At 6.51am BTP were called to the Castle Lane area of Hadleigh, Essex between Benfleet and Leigh-on-Sea following a report of disruption to power lines in the area and a body on the railway embankment.
“BTP, Essex Police, East of England Ambulance Service and Network Rail attended the scene and the body of a man in his 40s was found beside the line. He appears to have been electrocuted.
“This death is currently being treated as unexplained. The possibility that this death is related to an attempted metal cable theft is one line of enquiry at this time.”
It is still unknown to the public what actually happened, the incident caused major delays due to no trains being able to leave Benfleet Station and no way of running through.
What is known is that there was another male involved and has been arrested and questioned relating to the incident.