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Further appeal following protest at Manchester Piccadilly

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Do you recognise these people?

Officers are today issuing a second appeal for information following a protest at Manchester Piccadilly.

Between 1.10pm and 3.10pm on Sunday 11 March, a large number of people entered Manchester Piccadilly station and made their way onto the tracks.

Many of them were carrying flags dangerously close to overhead wires, which means the power had to be turned off and the trains stopped.

Since our first appeal one man, aged 31, has been identified and will be interviewed in relation to this incident shortly. Further enquiries are being made and today CCTV images of two people are being issues for a second time.

Det Ch Insp Steve May said: “Two months have passed since this incident and our efforts to trace those responsible for this incident continues.

“We make it our duty to facilitate the right of people to protest peacefully. However, on this occasion, people put their own lives, and the lives of others at risk. The railway can be a dangerous environment, with large amounts of electricity running through the overhead wires and numerous other hazards on the tracks themselves.

“Do you know who these people are? If so, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016, with reference 226 of 27 March.

 

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