PEOPLE travelling on the trains in Worcester face delays after cables were cut overnight near Stourport.

There are delays of up to 25 minutes each way on London Midland services between Worcester Shrub Hill, Kidderminster and Birmingham Snow Hill after 300 metres of cabling were cut in the Hartlebury area.

Engineers discovered the damage at 5am this morning and normal services are not expected to resume until 4pm.

It is not yet known if the cables were stolen.

Tickets being accepted on Chiltern and First Great Western services.

It follows a similar incident on Friday where nearly 140 metres of cable were cut at Old Rectory Lane, Hampton Lovett, near Droitwich, causing rail services to be cancelled.