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Flash floods hit South Milford

Fire crews were called to a North Yorkshire village last night when flash flooding hit.

Heavy rain and a blocked culvert meant water backed up into various properties on the High Street in South Milford.

The fire service was called around 9.40pm and sent three crews from Tadcaster and Acomb as well as a high volume pump from Harrogate.

The crews worked until around 1am pumping water out of various properties.

Person hit by a train at South Milford

A person has been struck by a train at South Milford rail station.

The incident was reported to BTP at 3.57pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service medics and North Yorkshire Police also attended but the person was taken pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are working to establish the identity of the person and identify his next of kin.

A file will be prepared for the Coroner.

– British Transport Police

The train involved was the 2.42pm Manchester to Hull service.

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