Investigation under way after man found dead on railway line near Doncaster

A police investigation is under way after a man was found dead on a railway line in Doncaster in the early hours of yesterday morning.

By Darren Burke
Monday, 6th December 2021, 12:28 pm

Emergency services were called shortly after 7am yesterday with the line between Doncaster and Gainsborough Lea Road closed while police carried out investigation work.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Doncaster at 7.21am yesterday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended, and sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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British Transport Police attended the scene of the tragedy.

"Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances behind his death.”

It is the latest in a series of railway related tragedies in Doncaster in recent months.