Police statement as person dies after being hit by train in Wakefield

South Elmsall Station, Pontefract
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A person has sadly died after being hit by a train in Wakefield.

Police were called to South Elmsall station in Pontefract at around 1.15pm on Wednesday, June 5, following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Officers attended alongside paramedics but the person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Rail services between Doncaster and Leeds are facing ongoing disruption as a result, with services cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

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A spokesperson for National Rail said: “A person has been hit by a train between Doncaster and Leeds. Whilst the emergency services carry out their work all lines will be closed. Services will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption expected until 16:00.”

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A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “We were called to South Elmsall station at around 1.15pm on Wednesday, June 5 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Officers attended along with paramedics but 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.”