Trains hit shopping trolley after children seen playing on the tracks

Two trains hit a shopping trolley last night as transport police warned about children playing on the tracks.

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 7:39 am
British Transport Police

The shopping trolley was struck underneath the A141 in March.

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British Transport Police said there had been reports of children playing on the tracks and placing ballast (material used to provide stability to a structure) on the lines.

A spokesperson said: “Officers have spent a lot of the day in March after reports of children playing on the tracks and placing ballast on the lines. Last night two trains struck a shopping trolley underneath the A141 in March.”

They added that the behaviour was “very dangerous”.