Leeds & West Yorkshire

Funeral for Leeds train death teenager

Natasha Elliott
Image caption Natasha was described by her grandmother as their little treasure

The funeral of a 16-year-old girl who died when she was hit by a train near Leeds has taken place.

Natasha Elliott was trying to pull her dog away from a crossing point near Morley station on 16 May when she was hit by the train.

The service was held at Cottingley Hall Crematorium in Leeds.

The teenager was a pupil at Morley High School. Her death has led to calls for a traffic light system at the crossing to warn of approaching trains.

Network Rail said it was satisfied it met safety standards.

Describing his daughter, Wayne Elliott said "She was the happiest princess of my life".

Natasha's grandmother, Jenny Elliott, told BBC Look North: "She'll always be our little treasure."

An investigation into the incident is under way involving police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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