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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

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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.

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