Children spotted playing on railway tracks

Police have issued an appeal after receiving reports of young people playing on railway tracks last night.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 9:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:06 am

It is understood Northern Ireland Railway staff contacted the police about young persons playing on the railway tracks in Whiteabbey.

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A local police spokesperson said: “NIR trains travel at high speeds, even on approach to stations and any playing on tracks or crossing tracks at non-crossing points can have a tragic result.

“Please don’t even risk running across tracks. No one wants police to have to attend their home to tell them a loved one has been hurt, or worse killed by such reckless behaviour.

“Be sensible. Be safe.”