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Flying Scotsman trespass incidents - Gloucestershire

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There were a number of incidents of trespass over the weekend in relation to the Flying Scotsman tour.

Incidents were reported along the line, with significant disruption near to Cam and Dursley railway station in Gloucestershire.

Officers attended this station at around 8.40pm after reports of around 50 or so people trespassing. It is believed that those involved were attempting to see the Flying Scotsman.

It is incredibly disappointing that despite repeated warnings, people chose to risk their lives and the lives of others by going onto the railway tracks to view the Flying Scotsman.

We understand that people are excited, but the railway is a hazardous environment and trespassers endanger their safety and that of others.

The disruption caused to trains as a result of the trespass over the weekend meant that many people were affected by the actions of the trespassers.

We will monitor the situation as the Flying Scotsman continues its journey.

BTP officers are proactively patrolling to support the Flying Scotsman and anyone found trespassing could be prosecuted.

We would like to remind everyone once again that trespassing can kill. It is simply not worth the risk.

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