Published: November 4, 2010
Transport police launch CCTV appeal to find Highbridge youths

British Transport Police officers investigating a railway trespassing offence in Highbridge have this week appealed for the public's help in tracing two youths who are believed to have information to assist their investigation.

Two youths were caught on CCTV at Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station on Sunday, September 19th.

Concerned members of the public reported seeing the boys, both aged around 12, trespassing on the tracks at 4.15pm.

PC Andy Boston, investigating officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have now viewed CCTV images taken from the station and have identified two youths who we would like to speak to in connection with this incident."

"I would urge anyone who knows the identity of the boys to contact BTP straight away. Anyone who trespasses on the rail network is putting their own lives, as well as those of rail staff and passengers at risk."

"The railway is an extremely dangerous environment and should never be treated as a playground or somewhere to hang about."

"Unlike cars on the road, trains have no way of stopping quickly or swerving to avoid people. BTP works closely with Network Rail and train operating companies to deliver safety messages and educate young people about the dangers of the railway."

He said anyone who knows the identity of the youths should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting incident number B11/WF 0f 04/11/2010, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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