Two men killed in separate rail line tragedies

Police are investigating both rail deaths

Police are investigating both rail deaths

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Two men have been killed after they were struck by trains in separate incidents.

British Transport Police officers were called to the rail line close to Beacon Hill Tunnel, near Hipperholme, last night to a report of someone being struck by a train.

The spokesman said: "Officers from BTP and West Yorkshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 23.00 hours and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

"Paramedics from the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended but the person, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A file will be prepared for the coroner."

The train involved was the 22.32 Huddersfield to Leeds service.

The victim is understood to be a 43-year-old Halifax man.

On Friday night, officers were called to Mirfield railway station, shortly after 8.30pm, to a report of a man being hit by the 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle Trans Pennine service.

On arrival at the scene, the officers found the body of a man. The matter is being investigated but is not being treated as suspicious.

The Coroner has been informed but details of the man’s identity have not yet been released.

Anyone with information is urged to ring British Transport Police free on 0800 40 50 40, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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