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Children caught playing on train lines near Redruth

Children caught playing on train lines near Redruth

Published by Helen Down at 6:14pm 12th April 2019. (Updated at 6:15pm 12th April 2019)

Camborne Police have received reports of children playing on the train line near Redruth.

In a tweet they reveal the incidents this week while appealing for anyone who spots people trespassing on the tracks to get in touch.

 

The British Transport Police says children are more likely to take a risks on train lines during spring and summer school holidays.

"In the last decade, almost 170 people have lost their lives trespassing on the railway. Almost half of those killed were under the age of 25.

"Last year our officers caught more than 550 children walking along or messing around on the tracks.

"We cannot tackle this issue alone. That is why we are urging parents and young people to take a reality check when it comes to trespass. It’s not a game: they are real tracks, with real trains and real life consequences.

"You can help us drive down trespass by talking to your children about the dangers of going on the tracks and making sure you get home safely.

"Don’t let your door be the one we knock on to say your loved one has been killed or seriously injured as a result of trespassing."

British Transport Police

 

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