Metro brought to a halt while paramedics treat sick passenger

The metro was brought to a halt in South Tyneside today after a young man became ill.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 4:28 pm
Metro train brought to a standstill while paramedics treat sick passenger.

An ambulance and paramedics were called to platform 1 at Hebburn Metro Station at around 2.15pm when a male, believed to be in his early 20s, took ill on board.

A spokesman for Nexus, which runs the train, said emergency medical teams had to board the train to treat the patient.

He said: "The train was held while paramedics attended to the person.

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"The train was back on the move at 2.40pm. We apologise for the delays, but it was beyond our control as an ambulance had to attend."

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service confirmed a paramedic and ambulance had attended the scene and taken the ill person to South Tyneside District Hospital.