Reports of West Yorkshire rail death incorrect

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Rail passengers travelling to and from Leeds station faced disruption amid incorrect reports that a man had been hit by a train.

Emergency services were called to Pontefract railway station at about 7am yesterday (Jan 12) after a man was seen near the line.

There were delays to services between Knottingley and Leeds, Wakefield Kirkgate and Pontefract Tanshelf as officials said someone had been struck.

But a spokeswoman for British Transport Police (BTP) said the initial reports turned out to be incorrect.

She added: “Colleagues from West Yorkshire Police attended the scene, and the man was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.”

Police and fire crews were called

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