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Shocking moment youngster narrowly avoids being hit by train at Pyle – Wales

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Shocking CCTV footage has been released by British Transport Police showing a young man narrowly avoiding being hit by a train at Pyle Station last week.

 

The young man is captured with three others on the platform and is seen crossing the tracks to the other side, seconds before a train passes, travelling up to 90 mph.

 

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to get in touch to help identify the individuals. The incident took place at approximately 11:17pm on Tuesday 8 October 2019 at Pyle Railway Station.

 

Inspector Mike Edwards said: “The railway is a highly dangerous environment and anyone seeking to trespass on the line is not only committing an offence but are risking their lives. This footage is deeply concerning, quite frankly I am surprised our officers were not called to a fatality that evening – this young man was seconds from tragedy.

 

“Trespassing is no joke and we urge people to respect the railway and its dangers. We will be hosting station surgeries at Pyle today (Thursday 17 October) and tomorrow (Friday 18 October) to spread the rail safety message and answer any questions the local community have.”

 

If you have any information on this incident, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900086868.

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