Drink driver parked his car on railway tracks before reporting it as stolen

Will Metcalfe
Essex Police said a man has been arrested after he parked his car on a railway line when drunk before reporting it as stolen the following morning. (Essex Police)

drunk driver parked on railway tracks before reporting his car as stolen.

The driver of this black hatchback allegedly parked the car on railway tracks between East Tilbury and Stanford le Hope, in Essex, on Monday.

When he woke up, police say he forgot where he had left his car dialling 999 to report it as stolen.

However, the car was left on railway tracks causing chaos for Easter Monday services in the South East.

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All trains were cancelled running from Grays to Pitsea, and via the Tilbury loop on the c2c line were cancelled.

Essex Police said a man was arrested following the disruption.

Grays local policing team said on Twitter: “This driver whilst drunk forgot that his car was not suitable for the rail lines. Then they tried to convince us they were a victim of a robbery.

"Thanks to BTPEssex for removing the vehicle. This caused considerable disruption on the C2C rail this morning. Driver now arrested."ˆ