Person dead after being struck by train near Burley-in-Wharfedale

A person has died after being struck by a train near Burley-in-Wharfedale, just outside of Leeds.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 13:56 pm
Burley-in-Wharfedale station (Photo: Google).

British Transport Police officers were called at 10.42am on Friday to Burley-in-Wharfedale station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

-> Every Leeds road closure ahead of the UCI Road Cycling Championships 2019Paramedics also attended, but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are working to identify the person’s next of kin.

They will also be preparing a report for the coroner.

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The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

It comes less than a month after a person died on the tracks at Menston station, just over two miles away.Trains between Ilkley and Leeds were severely disrupted as emergency services dealt with the situation at Burley-in-Wharfedale.

National Rail tweeted at 12.45pm: "Trains are now running normally between Ilkley and Guiseley following disruption caused by a the emergency services dealing with an incident."