Today, 25th March 2014, the British Transport Police were at Preston Railway Station to promote the safety and security of passengers of the railway networks. They were there in an initiative to create traveller awareness of the threat of personal theft. Dedicated officers, in the form of Neighbourhood Policing Teams are patrolling stations and trains and in particular today, Preston Station.Advertisement
The team of officers were giving advice and handing out free travel safety kits and various leaflets offering hints and tips to enable travellers to enjoy their journey without the pitfalls of falling victim to criminal behaviour. One officer explained that the main items of theft are luggage and bicycles, which have become quite commonplace recently and said that it is extremely important that travellers keep an eye on their personal goods during their time on the railway networks.
British Transport Police want to make a point of how important it is for people to understand the nature of their roll in being there, to assist anyone who has experienced such problems during their journey on the rail networks. People are very welcome to introduce themselves to their neighbourhood officers, who police the railways, as they are always happy to speak to member of the communities they serve.
For more information and to get in contact with your local Neighbourhood Policing Team visit their website or write to: British Transport Police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN
Have you ever had anything stolen while travelling on the rail network and have you ever received assistance from the British Transport Police? Let us know in the comments below.