A lorry driver from Northamptonshire has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of blocking a railway line in Northampton.
The British Transport Police told the Chron this morning that a 39-year-old man from Irthlingborough, who was transporting a Mick George skip, has been bailed pending further enquiries.
The lorry ended up on the line in the Church Brampton area near Nene Way after rolling down an embankment onto the track.
A police spokesman said: “There were no injuries, but all services on the line between Northampton and Rugby were stopped as a result.
“The lorry, which crossed a field and broke through a fence, came to rest in an upright position close to overhead lines.
“It was reported at 7.38am and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service also attended. The lorry has been recovered and the line was clear at 10.24am.”
An investigation into the incident is underway.
A spokesman for the skip company said: “We are in the process of collecting and corroborating all information as we endeavour to ascertain with the police exactly what happened.
“We have been working closely with the emergency services and the rail company since the incident occurred to ensure public safety as a priority.
“We understand the inconvenience which has been caused to passengers, and are thankful that quick action prevented any potential danger.
“As this is an on going official investigation we are unable to make any further comment at this time.”