Horror as man killed at Leeds rail station LATEST

A man was killed by a train in front of horrified commuters at Leeds railway station yesterday afternoon.

He was struck on the line at platform 3 by the 12.01pm Bradford Forster Square to Leeds City Station Northern Rail service.

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The electric train was arriving in the station, with people aboard it preparing to disembark.

Shocked passengers standing near the busy part of the station alerted British Transport Police, who rushed to the incident, along with rail workers.

A British Transport Police spokesman said inquiries showed no-one else was involved and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokeswoman for Leeds City Station said the station remained open yesterday but services were delayed while officers removed the man's body from under the train.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Network Rail said services were interrupted for around an hour as police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Rachel Lowe, Network Rail media relations manager, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased. We have to balance dealing with the incident as quickly as possible with the needs of the police investigation and getting things back to normal."

She said deaths on the line at Leeds station were "very unusual."

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