A man was taken to a place of safety by police officers following concerns about his welfare at a railway line in Newtown.

Emergency services were called to the line at Llanidloes Road at around 2.15pm today (Wednesday, November 24).

Transport for Wales said the railway line was blocked while Dyfed-Powys and British Transport police officers were dealing with the incident. The line has since reopened but disruption is expected until 5pm.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said their officers were called to the line near Newtown at 2.22pm today (November 24) "following reports of concern for the welfare of a man".

She added: "Officers attended, and the man was taken to a place of safety."

Dyfed-Powys Police said their officers will remain on scene to assist British Transport Police while they deal with the incident.

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