Girls seen running through train tracks were “playing a dangerous game”

The girls by the rail track
The girls by the rail track
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Two girls seen running across train tracks were “playing a dangerous game” according to a retired railway worker who has contacted British Transport Police about their actions.

The BTP are now investigating after the girls, who are believed to be teenagers, were spotted north of Werrington Junction, towards Helpston, by a man taking photos of trains from a footbridge.

A second picture of the girls

A second picture of the girls

The girls were spotted at around 1pm on Thursday, June 11 by the retired worker who wishes to be anonymous.

He noticed something was amiss when he saw the girls alongside the train tracks without high vis jackets. He then saw them twice run across the tracks, albeit when no trains were approaching.

They were also pictured standing just a few feet away from the tracks as several trains passed by.

The retired railman said: “When I saw the girls there I was worried. I’ve never seen this before. Several trains came past and I thought they would be tooting their horns.”

The girls were seen at the tracks for half-an-hour before leaving.

A spokesman for the BTP said: “We are investigating a report of two girls trespassing on the rail line at Werrington Junction in Peterborough.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 232 of 12/06/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Asked about the risks of trespassing, the spokesman added: “The railway is a dangerous environment, and trespassers risk their lives as well as those of other rail users.

“Trespass also causes delays and disruption to services.”