Boy, 12, in critical condition after suffering electric shock on railway in West Yorkshire

A 12 -year-old boy is in a critical condition after suffering electric shock on railway tracks.

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Just before 6.15pm on Monday British Transport Police were called to the line close to South Elmsall following reports of a person on the tracks.

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The boy was treated by paramedics for serious electrical burns.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting 412 of 03/10/2016.