A MAN has been detained under the mental health act after he was spotted sitting on train tracks.

British Transport Police received reports from a train driver about a man on the tracks at Doncaster Road bridge at Stairfoot on Wednesday evening.

A spokeswoman said: "The driver got off the train and spoke to the man. He then contacted police and the man was removed and detained under the mental health act."

She said trains on the Leeds-Barnsley-Sheffield line were stopped for a period, causing a 40-minute delay.