Metro services delayed as police called to deal with 'intoxicated' passenger

Metro services have been hit by delays after a man who appeared to be heavily under the influence of intoxicants caused concern.

Tuesday, 14th June 2016, 4:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th June 2016, 5:53 pm
Millfield Metro Station.

Nexus, which owns the system, said trains heading between South Hylton to the Airport were delayed by 15 minutes due to a train being held at Millfield.

The stop at around 5.15pm was carried out because of a severely intoxicated man.

The police were called and he has been been taken away from the station. This all happened in the last half an hour.

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A Metro spokesman said: “A train was held at Millfield as the police had to attend to deal with a passenger in intoxicated state.

"This has resulted in delays heading up to the airport.

“This was a police incident to deal with a public order issue so the delays were beyond our control.”