Disruption caused to Isle of Wight train services by a trespasser cost Island Line nearly £1,000, a court has heard.

The railway line between Ryde Esplanade and St John's Station had to be turned off and trains cancelled, following the incident on February 1.

Appearing before Isle of Wight magistrates on February 16, Jade Sandells, of Ryde Esplanade, admitted trespass and intentionally causing a public nuisance.

Emergency services responded to a concern for welfare report at the Esplanade at around 3.45pm, on the day in question.

Police were told by a member of train staff that Sandells had been "on and off the tracks".

The court heard how she ran off multiple times and when officers eventually caught up with her, she was arrested.

A train employee told police four trains had to be cancelled and a bus replacement service had to be put on in its place.

They estimated that the total cost of disruption was £940.

Defending, Rachel Wingley, said Sandells suffers with a number of mental health issues.

Before passing sentence, magistrates asked for a pre-sentence report to be carried out.

The case was adjourned for the next hearing on April 5.

Sandells was granted conditional bail.