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British Transport Police call on Conwy party people to show festive good cheer

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Festive party-goers are being urged to show some seasonal good cheer by British Transport Police (BTP).

As the festive season gets underway, there has as expected been a rise in the number of passengers using Conwy station which has resulted in an increase of related incidents at the station.

Inspector Karl Anderson from BTP, explains: “We know that many people are keen to celebrate the festive season with a few drinks, but we are aware that incidents involving too much alcohol can escalate into anti-social behaviour which can affect rail staff and other rail users.

“British Transport Police are also monitoring an increase in reports of trespassing on the tracks at the station as a shortcut and we ask for the publics support to stay off the tracks and stay safe”.

BTP have increased patrols in the area on trains and stations over the festive period and are working closely with colleagues from North Wales Police.  

Inspector Karl Anderson, added: “As the party season gets underway, we ask that you enjoy the festive fun, be alcohol aware and whilst travelling, to respect other passengers and rail staff carrying out their duties to get everyone home safely.

Simon Turton, Security Manager for Transport for Wales, explains: “It’s great to see people out enjoying themselves over the festive period, however we are reminding people that the railway can be a dangerous place when you have had one too many. Unfortunately we are seeing some people having accidents or becoming aggressive due to excess alcohol so we would strongly urge people to know their limits, not take any silly risks and look after their friends. We do work closely with our British Transport Police colleagues to keep people safe on the railway and we will not tolerate violent behaviour towards our customers or our colleagues.”

Incidents can be reported to BTP by phone on 0800 40 50 40 or by text to 61016.

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