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Runaway car hit by train

Police are investigating how a runaway car ended up on rail tracks before being hit by a train and shoved along the line in Bingley.

The red Vauxhall Corsa was parked on a residential street before it rolled down the road and smashed through a wooden fence on to the track.

It was hit by the Leeds to Skipton train on Monday at 8.45pm and shunted along the track for about 125 metres before stopping near the bridge on Leonard Street.

No-one was in the car, which belonged to somebody visiting a friend in Healey Avenue.


Bringing back the Brighton Belle

It was one of the most famous and luxurious trains taking passengers to the capital and back in style. That was, at least, until The Brighton Belle went out of service 4 decades ago.

Now a dedicated group of enthusiasts in Chesterfield are helping to restore its carriages, hoping to get it back on the tracks in just two years. Michael Billington reports.

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.

Five football fans wanted after attack on train

Five football fans are wanted following an assault on a man travelling home on a train. The 26-year-old was travelling home to Worksop with friends after watching cricket at Trent Bridge earlier this year when a row broke out between them and a group of football supporters.

One of the group, thought to be Nottingham Forest fans, punched the man in the face and two others kicked him in the back, leaving him with cuts and bruising.

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of five men they want to talk to in connection with the incident, which took place on a train between Nottingham and Shirebrook at around 9.30pm on May 26.

"This was a nasty attack that saw several men attacking another man. I'm sure someone will recognise the men pictured. If you do, please get in touch."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Tony Bennett


Train cleaners on strike

Workers who clean trains on a major route through our region are staging a 24-hour strike over pay.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) employed by contractors ISS on East Coast services are walking out.

The cleaners vote in favour of industrial action after the union said no pay rise was being offered for three years.

Warning after bricks - and TVs - thrown at train

British Transport Police has issued a stark warning that someone could be killed if vandals continue to throw bricks at trains in Bradford.

Despite previous warnings following a spate of incidents - where bricks were thrown from Dalcross Footbridge - two trains were targeted again on Monday.

Police received reports a brick had been thrown at the 11:48 train service from Manchester Victoria to Selby passing under the bridge.

A short time later the driver of the 11:44 train service from Selby to Wakefield Westgate reported an old television had been thrown from the bridge and had struck the front of the train. Luckily on both occasions no-one was injured and no damage was caused to either of the trains.

Following the incidents that took place over the bank holiday weekend, officer from our Neighbourhood Policing Team have been undertaking high visibility patrols and house to house enquiries in the area to warn people of the dangers of such reckless behaviour, and to try and identify who may be responsible."

– Inspector Richard Price, British Transport Police

Police appeal after sexual assault on Leeds train

The victim was sat on the train when a man came and sat next to her. The man then inappropriately touched her then exposed himself. This was an extremely distressing experience for the victim, and we are determined to catch the man responsible. The man we would like to trace has been described as Asian, 5ft10, approximately 20 years of age and of a slim build. He was wearing a short sleeved red checked shirt and carrying a rucksack. We believe that the man may have then travelled onto Bradford.

– PC Tahira Bibi, British Transport Police

CCTV picture released after sexual assault

British Transport Police would like to speak to this man Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police is appealing for information after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on a train travelling between Stalybridge and Leeds on Thursday, 23 August 2012. Officers would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident, which took place at roughly 5:30pm.

Officers say the victim from Leeds was travelling on the 17.11 Manchester Piccadilly to Scarborough service when she was assaulted.

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