Rail accident investigators have carried out an initial invetigation after a freight train passed two red signals and damaged a set of points.

The Government's Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has decided to publish a 'safety digest' in relation to the incident, which will be made public in the next few weeks.

An update from the RAIB said: "At around 09:54 hrs on 7 May 2020, a freight train passed a red signal protecting Crofton West Junction (near Wakefield) and came to a stop 250 meters beyond the junction; damaging a set of points as a result.

"The train had passed another red signal at Hare Park Junction around 2 minutes earlier.

"We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

"The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks."