Police warn of 'dangerous tracks' after children 'played chicken' with incoming train

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 March 2019

Children were spotted playing chicken on the line

Children were spotted playing chicken on the line

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Parents are being told to 'educate their children on the dangers' of playing on train lines.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to train tracks in the Nailsea and Backwell area on Friday after four children were spotted playing ‘chicken’ on the lines.

While enquiries into the incident – which took place around 2.10pm – are ongoing, the BTP are calling on parents to speak to their children about the dangers.

Officers are also working with local schools to speak with children on the importance of safety when crossing the railway.

A BTP spokesman said: “Going on the tracks can result in serious, life-changing injuries or death.

“We are doing all we can to keep people safe by patrolling areas we know they are likely to trespass and prevent them from doing so.

“We cannot tackle this issue alone. We are urging parents and young people to take a reality check when it comes to trespassing.”

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