A desperate rail passenger was forced to tweet Southeastern staff for help after he got locked in the loo on a train to Orpington.

Steven Staples  was travelling on the 7.38am service from London Blackfriars this morning (May 17) when he found himself in a jam.

The 38-year-old said: "I locked it but it wouldn't unlock again after, I tried a credit card, but didn't want to break it so turned to Twitter."

Crewe Guardian:

He tweeted: “@Se_Railway I'm stuck in a toilet - just pulling to elephant and castle, please help. Going to Orpington.”

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Thankfully Southeastern were quick to respond, finding out which service Mr Staples was trapped on so that they could send the driver to free him.

Crewe Guardian:

Despite railway staff coming up trumps on social media Mr Staples was left holding his nose for 15 minutes before a little girl managed to open the door moments before the driver arrived.

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