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Late-night Preston trains see increased police presence

Posted on - 23rd February, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, News, Preston City Centre, Transport
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Evening train services saw more police patrols than usual

Police were out in force on Friday night on train services through Preston.

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British Transport Police are running monthly days of action where they will patrol late-night services.

Special Constables Joe Brooks, Louise Sefton, Pete Barrowcliff, Chloe Sewell, Michael McCartan, Rachel Bond, Joseph Bloomfield and acting Special Sergeant Jennifer Leach, joined late night services from Manchester Victoria to Preston.

Sergeant Tom Nicholls said: “Patrols such as this help reassure the public about using the railways late at night.

“We want people to feel safe and we will be keeping our eyes open for any instances of anti-social or criminal behaviour.”

“With the valued support of special constables we are able to provide high visibility travelling officers. These patrols will be aimed at high visibility crime reduction in line with British Transport Police’s Operation Magnum on the west coast mainline. Officers will also focus on late night services and be on hand to assist rail staff and passengers as well as hand out crime prevention leaflets.

Acting Special Sergeant Jennifer Leach said: “Patrols like this go a long way to making staff and passengers feel safer. High profile patrols make sure the public know we are there for them.”

It follows a similar blitz on late night trains just before Christmas which saw three arrests for offences including assault and possession of drugs.

Did you use the trains on Friday night? Did you see more police than usual? Let us know in the comments below

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