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.


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).