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'.
Police described this behaviour as 'senseless'. A man was filmed walking on the Metro line in the early hours of the morning. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101.
Police are appealing for information after a man was filmed walking on a Metro line. He was told to get off and he did, but he then climbed back on to the lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A man, believed to be 88 and from Bedale, has died on a railway track.
The British Transport Police were called to a disused rail station in South Otterington yesterday.
His death is not suspicious.