Heart attack at Mottingham station

PUBLISHED: 13:44 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:44 18 February 2013

A commuter suffered a heart attack at Mottingham train station this morning, sparking major delays to Southeastern trains on the Sidcup line.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) after they were called at 6.40am.

An LAS spokeswoman said: “Two ambulances and a single responder attended Mottingham train station following reports a man

“Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him but he was still in cardiac arrest when we arrived at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.”

@Sarah_Saza said: “How the hell can one ill passenger delay all the trains?! On train waiting outside London Bridge for more than 15 mins now.”

Around three hours after the incident Southeastern commented that “services via London Bridge are returning to normal following earlier delays.”

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