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Car dragged 80ft after being hit by train at level crossing

An empty car has been hit by a train at a level crossing in Scotland.

The car is thought to have been dragged around 80ft after being hit by the train Credit: STV

The car is thought to have been dragged around 80ft when it was hit by a Virgin Voyager service at Cleghorn level crossing, between Carstairs and Motherwell, shortly after 6.45pm.

Around 60 people were on the service, which had been travelling from Preston to Glasgow.

Trains in the area were subject to delays and cancellations as some services were re-routed while British Transpory Police began investigating.

Officers said there were no casualties as the people inside the car had managed to escape before being hit.

Virgin Trains said it was arranging a coach service to take passengers trapped on the train onwards to their destinations.

Man arrested over tweet calling for people to 'Jo Cox' MP

A man has been arrested over a tweet allegedly calling for people to "Jo Cox" an MP.

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Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, had slammed the user - who has since deleted their account - a "sad cowardly troll", and warned such comments were a threat to freedom of speech.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, and on Saturday the Metropolitan Police said a 25-year-old man had been arrested at his home in Bethnal Green, London, on suspicion of sending malicious communications.

He remains in custody and has not been charged.

It comes after 43-year-old Thomas Mair was jailed for life for the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.

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