A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after a ‘police incident’ at Bishopstoke Bridge closed rail lines between Basingstoke and Southampton yesterday evening.

Officers were called out to an incident 5.06pm yesterday evening (February 22) to reports of ‘concern for welfare’ by Bishopstoke Bridge.

South Western Railway said: "We have been informed of police dealing with an incident between Basingstoke and Southampton. This means that all lines are currently blocked in the Southampton direction.”

However, they later tweeted that the lines had reopened from 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “A woman was taken to Southampton General Hospital after suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries.

“As a result, roads either side of Bishopstoke Bridge were shut for a short period and the train lines between Basingstoke and Southampton blocked while officers carried out their investigation.

“We would like to thank the public for their patience while we dealt with the incident and the support from South Central Ambulance Service and Network Rail staff.”