Police cordon off area as woman dies falling from railway bridge

Huddersfield: Police cordon area where woman fell and died

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Emergency services were called to the scene in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, after reports of the fall. They located a woman with serious injuries but, despite best efforts of paramedics, she died at the scene.

It emerged the woman fell from Milnsbridge Viaduct, which carries the trans-Pennine Huddersfield Line railway over the large neighbourhood through towards the Peak District in the southwest.

Air ambulance was seen landing in a nearby park, Yorkshire Live reports.

No further details, such as the woman’s age or where she’s from, have been disclosed at this stage.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services were called to Crow Lane, Huddersfield at 12.19pm to a report a woman had fallen from a bridge.

“Police and ambulance services attended and located a woman who had suffered serious injuries. Despite medical attention it was sadly confirmed she had died at the scene.

“The incident is ongoing and initial enquiries are underway into what took place.”

Police continue to investigate in Milnsbridge and a residential road, which is near a primary school, has been closed in the hours since the tragedy.

Milnsbridge, which is in the west of Huddersfield, is a historical district with links to the cloth industry, boosted by the River Colne which runs adajacent to the railway.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

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