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Live Cheshunt train station updates as ‘stolen car’ drives down tracks during police incident

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Cheshunt train station has been swarmed by emergency services today (Thursday, July 15) due to a police incident.

According to Herts Police, a stolen vehicle was stopped near to the station before the vehicle drove off, injuring two officers in the process.

It was confirmed to HertsLive that the station has been closed and it will remain so “for a few hours”.

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It’s understood the car was then driven along the tracks before being abandoned, with the driver fleeing the scene. Police are now searching for the person responsible.

Pictures from the scene show a large emergency services presence.

At least 10 police cars, an ambulance and a fire crew were at the scene this morning and police have erected a cordon blocking the public and motorists from driving through the area.

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As a result, trains have been disrupted across Hertfordshire, London, Essex and Cambridge.

The disruption is expected to last until 2pm this afternoon, according to train companies.

British Transport Police and other emergency services have been approached for more information.

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