Crime can be reported via text

Rail passengers will be able to report incidents to police via text message under plans announced today.

It follows the launch of a new non-emergency text number by British Transport Police (BTP).

The 61016 text number will be monitored 24/7 and whilst it is not for reporting emergencies, there will be the capacity to send a policing response if required.

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Texts to tackle travel crime

Rail passengers will be able to report incidents to police via text message under plans announced today. It follows the launch of a new non-emergency text number by British Transport Police (BTP).