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Trains in south east London delayed by a 'trapped squirrel'

Trains in south east London have been delayed by a 'trapped squirrel' Southeastern trains said.

Trains in south east London delayed by a squirrel. Credit: PA

The bizarre revelation came as the rail company warned of delays during rush hour, warning that Orpington services would be affected.

Just after 8.15am, Southeastern tweeted: "Trains from Orpington may be delayed due to a pet squirrel being stuck behind a grill on a train.”

The tweet came with a photo of a squirrel standing up with words: “I tried coming up with a squirrel pun but everything I thought of was nuts.”

The social media response was somewhat mixed: