Station incident information appeal

IRRESPONSIBLE behaviour by youths at Arbroath train station has been highlighted by the British Transport Police.

The organisation wants to highlight the dangers of trespassing on the line and appeal for information following an incident at the beginning of February.

At around 8.10 p.m. on Friday, February 3, a group of teenagers, believed to be aged around 16 years, were seen to cross the railway line between the north and south bound platforms several times.

The British Transport Police officer in charge of the enquiry, Constable Mike Tunney said: “This really was a stupid and reckless act by those involved. Most worryingly, the group of youths crossed the lines as trains approached. Not only is trespassing extremely dangerous, it is an offence carrying a fine of up to £1,000. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact BTP as a matter of urgency.”

CCTV from the trains and station has been reviewed in an effort to identify those involved. It will not be released at this time.

British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.