When train passengers awaited a lion on the loose

London : A helicopter was moved and passengers were stopped from leaving a train in Britain following a report that a lion was on the loose.

It all started when a woman called West Yorkshire police, thinking she noticed a lion while driving in the village of Shepley, near the Huddersfield market town, the Daily Express reported.

A dozen officers and a police helicopter were pressed into service for to search for the lion.

Passengers had to remain on board trains at Shepley station during a search that lasted for nearly two hours.

But, in the end, no lion was found.

Inspector Carlton Young of West Yorkshire Police, said: “At the moment we’ve had nothing confirmed and we’ve not located anyone who is claiming to have lost an animal.”

Officers believe the woman was a genuine caller.

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