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Train Delay After Man On Track Arrested

Friday September 23 2011

TRAINS from Barnsley running to Sheffield are delayed by up to one hour due to a police incident in Wombwell that has now been resolved.

Earlier this morning, British Transport Police - assisted by air ambulance and the police helicopter - flocked to the train line amid reports that a man had been hit by a train on the tracks.

It caused delays for rail users as trains were stopped while police investigated.

A man has now been arrested for trespassing on the rail lines and trains are now running. A spokesman for British Transport Police told We Are Barnsley there has been no injuries.

A spokesman for British Transport Police added: “Officers were called to the line close to White Cross Lane, on Friday, 23 September at 9.25am following the report of a man on the tracks.

“A search of the area was carried out together with South Yorkshire Police and a man was located nearby.

“A 27-year-old from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of obstructing the railway and has been taken into custody.”

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Reply Posted by Claire DaftyDuck Corbett on Friday September 23 2011 at 09:50
this is an act of stupidity

Reply Posted by Charlieshemingway on Friday September 23 2011 at 13:47
He should be made to pay the cost of the Hellicopers that would stop him doing it again, it must have cost well over £10,000 for this operation to be resolved and if it was just a stunt by him he should pay the full cost

Reply Posted by Shaunbywater on Friday September 23 2011 at 15:31
Yet again it's somebody who is bored, make him clean up the ares around the tracks..........