Eye in the sky ready to track rail vandals

A HELICOPTER will patrol railway lines in the Weston area over the Easter period to catch troublemakers vandalising the tracks. Traditionally during the school holidays bored youngsters have often entertained themselves on the tracks, including playing da

A HELICOPTER will patrol railway lines in the Weston area over the Easter period to catch troublemakers vandalising the tracks.Traditionally during the school holidays bored youngsters have often entertained themselves on the tracks, including playing dangerous games of 'chicken' with the trains, vandalising the lines and drinking in dens underneath the platforms.This year, British Transport Police hope to stamp the problems out by watching the lines from the skies in a force helicopter. It will focus on areas where the train lines run through housing estates, such as in the Milton area.Route crime officer PC Clive Davies said: "This kind of activity is extremely dangerous and can create bigger problems than the kids realise.


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