Trains delayed after 'sleeping' man seen near track

By Aimee Jones | Leominster | Transport | Published:

Trains between Leominster and Hereford were cancelled this morning after a man was seen near the track.

Passengers were facing delays of up to 90 minutes after emergency services were called to the line near Hereford Road in Elms Green.

It's believed the man may have fallen asleep near the tracks.

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed the man was not injured. Spokesman Aaron Kidd said: "We were called at 6.40am this morning to reports that a person had been seen on the line close to Hereford Road in Elms Green.

"A man has been taken to hospital for treatment."

The service is now running as normal.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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