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Man walking on Metro line - 'Absolutely senseless behaviour'

Officers from British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man seen walking along the train tracks between Metro stations on the Sunderland line in the early hours of March 1. It has been described as 'senseless'.

“This was absolutely senseless behaviour and I cannot overstate just how dangerous trespassing on the railway is.

“Maintenance and freight trains often travel on the Metro and rail network overnight and then services start in the early hours of the morning, this man was extremely lucky he wasn’t injured or killed.”

“If you recognise him, or know his whereabouts, then please get in touch.”

– PC Mark Bradwell, the investigating officer

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Man caught on CCTV walking on Metro lines

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Officers from British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man seen walking along the train tracks between Metro stations on the Sunderland line in the early hours of March 1.

The man was seen walking on the tracks at Sunderland station at 5.40am. He was told to get off and climbed back up onto the platform then walked along the platform and went back on to the tracks towards Park Lane Metro Station.

After officers checked CCTV the same man was seen climbing onto the tracks at the Stadium of Light station at 5.19am before walking to St Peters Station, then through the railway tunnel to Sunderland. He then walked along the lines to Park Lane station where he eventually left the tracks.

British Transport Police crackdown on train thefts

A rise in thefts on trains and at railway stations has promoted the British Transport Police to launch an operation to crackdown on criminals.

Operation Magnum aims to help rail passengers keep valuables safe from gadget grabbers, pick pockets and luggage thieves.

The campaign involves officers working with train companies and local police forces to deter thieves who prey on unsuspecting travellers.

Julie Harrison reports.

British Transport Police appeal for help after assault

The British Transport Police are appealing for help tracing a man after a guard was assaulted. A man and woman boarded at train at Middlesbrough on 7 July. After it stopped at South Bank and continued towards Redcar, the man became abusive claiming the train had missed the station.

The 51 year old train manager, tried to calm the man. Suggesting the couple stay on the train until it returned at no extra cost.

The man then pushed the guard over from behind, hurting his head, grazing his arm and breaking his glasses. The couple left the train at Redcar.

This was an unpleasant physical attack on a member of rail staff who was simply trying to do his job. We will not tolerate behaviour and abuse such as this and will always seek to trace and convict anyone who engages in this type of unacceptable behaviour. I would urge anyone who may recognise the man, or know his current whereabouts to contact us

– PC Ryan Griffiths

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Guard assaulted on train

British Transport Police want to trace this man Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police are appealing for information after a train manager was assaulted whilst at work. He was onboard a service travelling between Middlesbrough and Redcar at about 3.15pm on Sunday, 7 July.

Officers believe this man can help with their enquiries Credit: British Transport Police