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Police update after ‘trespass incident’ on railway line between Sheffield and Doncaster


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A man was detained under the mental health act after being found on railway lines in South Yorkshire.

People travelling on trains between Sheffield and Doncaster were left experiencing severe delays on Wednesday, January 13 after a “trespass incident” was reported.

At the time, Northern had put out a statement saying that all lines were blocked due to “trespassers on the railway”, but further information was not provided.

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CrossCountry and TranspennineExpress trains were also affected by the travel chaos, with passengers reporting journeys taking three times as long as usual.

The lines were blocked for many hours, with Network Rail and British Transport Police (BTP) in attendance.

And BTP have since issued an update on the cause of the delays, which was sadly due to “concerns for the welfare of a man”.

A BTP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the line in Doncaster at 11.18am [on January 12] following concerns for the welfare of a man.

“Specialist teams were in attendance, and the man was taken to a place of safety at 3am [on January 13] before being detained under the Mental Health Act.”

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