Death of man hit by train outside Halifax - Latest: Man was from Boothtown, Halifax

British Transport Police at the scene of an incident on the train track between Halifax and Salterhebble.
British Transport Police at the scene of an incident on the train track between Halifax and Salterhebble.

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who was hit by a train outside Halifax on Saturday.

Jonathan Hudson was struck on the line in the Salterhebble area at around 4.33pm.

He was 44 and from Boothtown in Halifax,

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the railway line near Dryclough Junction in Halifax following a report of a man being struck by a train.

“BTP and West Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 4.33pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

“Officers have been working to formally identify the man, who is believed to be a 44-year -ld local man, inform his next of kin and prepare a report for the coroner.”

An inquest into Mr Hudson’s death was opened and adjourned yesterday.

The train involved was the 3.58pm Manchester Victoria to Selby service.

Trains between Halifax and Hebden Bridge were cancelled for several hours on Saturday, until around 9pm while police at the scene investigated the death.

Northern Rail organised for replacement buses to be provided until trains could run again.