Police crack down on railways

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Criminals using the railway in and around Lancaster have been sent a clear message by British Transport Police – stay off the network.

Officers carried out a special operation on Friday evening, April 19, to target criminals using the railway to bring drugs in and out of Lancaster. Local officers were supported by specialist officers and a drug detection dog during the operation which ran throughout the afternoon and evening.

And, as a result, two people were dealt with to for carrying a small amount of cannabis and LSD respectively. A further two people were spoken to for failing to pay for their travel.

Sergeant David Grant said: “The railway is a relatively low crime environment and Lancaster and the surrounding area is a particularly crime free area.

“However, we are aware that some people are intent on using the rail network to commit criminal acts and this operation was designed to send a strong message that we will not permit this to happen on the railway. We will continue to work with the train operating companies.”