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).

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Text to beat travel crimes - video report

Transport Police are to use new technology in a major crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour on trains.

From today passengers who see or witness anything suspicious can alert officers by text. Police say it should help them build up a better picture of where to target resources.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports and speaks to Dep Ch Const Paul Crowther of British Transport Police.

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