Man dies after being hit by train in Leeds

British Transport Police said a man struck by a train yesterday died at the scene.
British Transport Police said a man struck by a train yesterday died at the scene.

A man was killed after being hit by a train in Leeds yesterday evening.

British Transport Police were called to the line close to Abbey Road in Kirkstall shortly before 6.30pm.

A spokesman said: "Officers attended alongside paramedics, however, a 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been told.

"The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner. "

All lines were closed between Leeds and Shipley while emergency services worked at the scene.

A number of Northern Rail services were suspended or cancelled, with a replacement bus put in place until lines reopened.

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