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This is why there was a heavy police police in Tuebrook this morning

A heavy police presence was in Tuebrook[1] in the early hours of this morning. Several police cars, fire engines and ambulances were called to West Derby Road, at the junction of Rocky Lane at around 1.50am. The emergency services were called after reports of a person on the railway track, close to Tuebrook Railway Station – the line of which runs over West Derby Road.

British Transport Police were alerted to the incident and officers arrived on the scene where, what is believed to be a Northern Rail service had been stopped on the line. A spokesman for BTP said: “Officers were called to the line close to Tuebrook rail station following reports of a person on the line. “The call came into police at 1.58am today

“Officers attended alongside colleagues from the fire and ambulance service and officers from Merseyside Police. “Officers carried out a search of the area but nobody was found.”

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It is not known what the person was doing on the line however it is understood that no-one was injured in the incident. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 38 of 03/08.

This latest incident of a person trespassing on railway lines, comes after British Transport Police launched a campaign highlighting the dangers of the offence.

Figures, obtained by police, reveal that trespassing on railway lines is at a 10-year high.

Yesterday the ECHO reported that children were spotted on the train line near Aigburth Railway Station.

References

  1. ^ Tuebrook (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)



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