DELAYS at Skipton Railway Station for commuters are expected to last until at least 12pm after travel to and from Leeds was halted this morning.

Police have confirmed the major delays were due to a person in a "precarious position" at Leeds station.

A spokesman British Transport Police on social media said in an update: "A man has now been safely removed from harms way. We are now working with @networkrail to resume train services as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience this morning whilst we worked. Hoping to get people moving again shortly."

The trains affected include CrossCountry, LNER, Northern and TransPennine Express.

At 7.03am today policeo were called to Leeds station following the concern for the welfare of a person in a 'precarious position'.

The vulnerable person has now been takenb to safety and work will commence to get trains running back to normal.

A spokesman for Network Rail said this could take several hours as the incident caused a large backlog of cancelled trains. 

Commuters are advised to contact their train operator or National Rail Equiries to check when they are able to travel again.