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.
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"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)

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