18/07/2019

Reports Of Children Playing On Railway Lines

The PSNI has issued a safety warning after two reports of children playing on railway lines in Newry.

Youngsters are believed to have taken to playing in and around the Dorans Hill and Low Road areas.

Writing on the PSNI Down Facebook page, an officer said: "We want everyone to remember the dangers and serious consequences of going near railway tracks and urge parents to reinforce the dangers to their children.
News Image
"Straying onto or playing on or around railway tracks is fraught with danger. Those people who misuse the railway lines are not only putting their own lives at risk, they are also putting the lives of other rail users at risk by doing so."

The officer advised everyone to stay clear of railway stations or halts unless using the train and to never venture onto the tracks.

"We would also ask parents to help reinforce these safety messages by discussing rail safety with their children. The last thing any of us wants to see is a tragedy on our railways when one could be so easily prevented."



(JG/CM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

08 January 2020
Teen Arrested After Stabbing At Co Antrim School
A 13 year-old schoolboy has been arrested after a pupil was stabbed at a grammar school in Co Antrim. A Year 10 student was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children following the incident at Larne Grammar School on Tuesday 07 January. It's understood he is in stable condition and did not suffer any life changing injuries.
07 January 2020
Tributes Paid To Former Bishop Of Derry & Raphoe
Tributes have been paid to the former Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe Dr James Mehaffey who died on Monday evening. The 88 year-old was at home with family when he passed away.
20 December 2019
Imprisoned Dads Give Special Gift To Children
Imprisoned dads at Hydebank Wood College have put together special packages to be delivered to their children in time for Christmas. Hydebank Wood in Belfast is a young offender's institution with inmates between the age of 18 and 21.
12 December 2019
Hundreds Run For NI Children's Hospice
Over 600 people walked, jogged and ran their way around Stormont Estate on Sunday 08 December for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Jingle 5k/10k event. The event is part of the charity's festive fundraising campaign, Jingle All the Way, which aims to raise £500,000 to give the gift of care to local children and their families.
10 December 2019
NI Singer Champions Children's Hospice Through Music
Northern Irish singing sensation Meadbh McKinley has written and performed a Christmas song she hopes will be a hit for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.