Youths force train doors

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

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POLICE have issued pictures of three ‘irresponsible’ youths who risked their lives and the lives of others by forcing open the doors of a train at Trowell Junction.

The 9.37pm service to Nottingham had stopped because of signalling problems, when the two girls and a boy pulled the emergency cord, forced the doors, and walked out along the tracks.

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

It happened on Sunday February 26 but British Transport Police have only just released these CCTV images.

Investigating officer Pc Joseph Jenkins said they had ‘clearly disregarded the safety of others and themselves’.

“This was a reckless act which could have quite easily resulted in someone being badly injured in addition to causing unnecessary delays to hundreds of passengers on the service,” he said.

“Trespassing on the tracks is incredibly risky and can result in dire consequences.

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

One of three youths sought by British Transport Police for forcing train doors at Trowell Junction.

“The railway is an extremely dangerous environment.

“It is vital that we identify these people.”

Anyone with any information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference code NEA 5 of April 11, 2012.