‘Lion on the line’ report causes rail delays

Passengers had to remain on board a train for two hours yesterday following the sighting of a lion in Shepley, Yorkshire.

National Rail tweeted, ‘Passengers are currently unable to alight from trains at Shepley due to reports of a lion in the area’.

The report was made around 3:30pm yesterday by a female motorist who said she spotted a lion or lion cub in the area.

Following a two hour search involving a police helicopter and 12 officers, the area was declared safe with no lions found.

National Rail reported on Twitter that the area was clear and said the sighting caused ‘a bit of a kerfuffle, so there were a few minor delays’.

Meanwhile, the Shepley lion has created a Twitter account so you can to see where he/she pops up next.




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