Emergency services were called in numbers to South Wimbledon Station this afternoon (Wednesday, November 24) to reports of a person on the tracks.

Images and comments circulated on social media highlighting a heavy emergency services presence in the area on Wednesday afternoon, with ambulances, police and fire engines all clearly in attendance.

The Wimbledon Times approached the emergency services for comments on what had happened.

Despite the concerning initial reports, it did not appear that anyone had been hurt in the incident, which is now under investigation.

As a spokesperson for British Transport Police told the Wimbledon Times: "British Transport Police were called to South Wimbledon Underground station at 2.51pm today (24 November) following reports of a person on the tracks. Officers attended with colleagues from London Fire Brigade and conducted a search of the area, however no one was found. Enquiries into this incident are still ongoing."

London Fire Brigade for their part said they had responded to reports that a person had been "struck" by a train at the station but that their searches had not found anyone needing help: "We were called to a report that an individual had been struck by a train at South Wimbledon Underground Station at 1449, thorough searches were conducted and no one was found. The incident was under control for the Brigade by 1617," a spokesperson said.

London Ambulance Service meanwhile told the Wimbledon Times they had been stood down after attending earlier on Wednesday. "We were called at 2.49pm today (24 November) to reports of a person on the tracks at South Wimbledon underground station.

"We sent two ambulance crews, a medic in a car, an incident response officer, a team leader in a car, and a hazardous area response team.

"We did not treat any patients and our crews have now been stood down," an LAS spokesperson said.