Rush-hour chaos as mother 'leaves baby behind on train in Peckham'

Harriet Brewis
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A mother sparked rush-hour chaos after she “forgot” her baby on a train in south-east London.

The woman was separated from her child at Peckham Rye station just after 5pm on Wednesday.

She swiftly called Southeastern Railway and was reunited with her child at the next stop.

Passengers who suffered delays due to the mishap shared their alarm on social media.

One Twitter user wrote: “The last reason I expected my train to be delayed at its stop was because ‘a mother left her baby on the train at the previous stop’ and they’ve had to hold it there so she could come and collect it.”

Another commented: “My friend’s train was delayed because someone forgot their baby in the pram... I mean how do you forget your baby? A whole baby?”

Southeastern said both mother and baby were “safe and well” and the situation was dealt with quickly.

A spokesperson for the network said: “We received a help point call from a mother to advise she had become separated from her child at Peckham Rye station this evening, while travelling on the 17:04 Victoria to Dartford service.

“The unaccompanied child was helped off the train at the next stop (Nunhead) by station colleagues, while the mother travelled on the next service to collect the child.

“Both were safe and well, and the service was back on the move with a five minute delay.”