A model plane caused a fire next to the railway earlier this afternoon (June 11) after it crashed next to the track.

The driver of a train between Kirkham & Wesham and Poulton-le-Fylde reported the fire while the driver of the following train reported someone lying down next to the track.

British Transport Police officers attended the incident and found two people had been flying a model plane close to the track which crashed into the embankment.

The pair went to try and put the fire out but hid when they saw the approaching train.

Both were escorted off the railway by one of the drivers.