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Virgin Trains release pictures of 'extensive damage' to East Coast mainline overhead wires

Virgin Trains have taken to Twitter to release pictures showing the 'extensive damage' to overhead wires between Retford and Doncaster.

The damage is causing major disruption between Grantham and Doncaster which is expected until at least the end of the service today.


Delays on East Coast services after train catches fire

There are delays of up to one hour on Virgin Trains East Coast Southbound between Doncaster and Retford due to fire on a freight train.

Trains are currently unable to run from Retford towards Doncaster. The line from Doncaster towards Retford has reopened and trains in this direction are returning to normal.

The fire is affecting services from Bradford, Leeds, York and Hull to London.

Tickets are being accepted on Grand Central, Cross Country and East Midlands Trains services.

Police appeal to trace missing Doncaster man

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Doncaster are appealing for information asking about a 25-year-old man who was reported missing yesterday.

John Lee Neate was last seen in the Evelyn Avenue area at about 7.45pm and has not been heard from since the early hours of this morning.

Both police and his family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and want to hear from anyone who has seen or spoken to him.

He is described as about 5ft 7ins, with light brown hair and medium build. Officers believe he may be wearing a grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Police concern over missing Doncaster man

Police in Doncaster say they are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a missing man.

Have you seen missing Thomas? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

22-year-old Thomas West was last seen shortly before 2:30pm on Sunday in the Balfour Road area of Bentley, Doncaster.

Thomas is white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with very short ginger hair. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket, dark Nike tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

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