Teenager in critical condition after incident at Castleford level crossing

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A teenager is in a critical condition after reportedly being hit by a train.

Emergency services were called to the level crossing near Albion Street, Castleford yesterday evening and a 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Our officers were called to a level crossing near Castleford shortly before 6pm on Wednesday, August 20 after reports a person had been hit by a train.

“Colleagues from West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended. A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

“The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.”