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Issue:- 27 March 2015

Railway trespassers are dicing with death!

"RAILWAY tracks are not playgrounds" – that's the message from British Transport Police (BTP) ahead of the Easter school holidays. The warning comes following increased reports during previous school holidays of youths congregating near lines. Not only do youngsters risk their lives playing near the tracks, but their actions can result in severe delays for passengers.  British Transport Police is calling on everyone to do their bit to cut the number of life endangering incidents of railway trespassing:-

Parents; do you know where your children are playing during the holidays? Make sure you know their whereabouts.
Public and passengers; if you see trespassers near the lines you can use our discreet:- 61016 text service to report route crime.
Children; stay off the lines, they are not a safe environment and you are risking your life!

There are 25,000 volts running through the overhead cable on the railway network and you only need to be 3 metres away to cause serious injury or death.  Not only is playing near railway lines dangerous, but it is also costly. If trespassers are seen on railway lines, it can mean trains are held, the current switched off and staff diverted from their duties.  Similarly, vandalism can cause massive disruption and it is expensive to repair. Instances of vandals putting obstructions in front of trains, hanging concrete blocks from bridges and throwing stones also historically increase during school holidays. These crimes can lead to serious injury or death and can even derail trains. Inspector Steve Bromfield, based in Liverpool, said:- "Please stay away from the tracks. Playing there really is dicing with death and there are much safer places to spend time during the holidays. By messing around near the tracks, you are putting your own lives in danger as well as the lives of all the staff and passengers travelling on the trains. The railway is a dangerous environment, with high speed trains and electric currents, and it should never be treated as a playground or somewhere to hang about. Parents and adults must also take responsibility and emphasise the dangers to their children, making them aware that these areas are off limits. They should ask themselves do they know where their children are playing?"

Officers see too many cases of life changing injuries and death caused by trespassing on railway tracks, and I want to reinforce the message that anyone caught trespassing may be prosecuted through the courts. Inspector Bromfield added:- "If you are caught deliberately obstructing the railway or trespassing on the tracks and endangering other people's safety, we will not hesitate to prosecute you. We do not want to have to tell any family that their son or daughter will not be coming home. The message is simple: railways are not playgrounds; stay off the tracks."

To report a crime to British Transport Police, please call:- 0800 40 50 40, or text:- 61016. In an emergency, always call:- 999.

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Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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