Person found dead on train tracks between Leeds and Ilkley

A person has been found dead on the train tracks between Leeds and Ilkley.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 10:26 am
A person has been found dead on the train tracks near Burley in Wharfedale station (Photo: Google)

British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to the line near Burley in Wharfedale at 7.05am today (Monday) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Paramedics were called out, but a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A spokesperson for BTP said: "Officers were called to the line near Burley in Wharfedale at 7.05am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

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