Cannabis factory discovered in disused railway tunnels

Four men have been jailed after police discovered a commercial-scale cannabis factory in a disused railway tunnel in north Wales. Officers recovered 1,207 plants in various stages of growth from the Faenol Tunnels in Bangor. The...

BTP statement: Train guard jailed for manslaughter

BTP has released a statement following the sentencing of a train guard to five years in jail for manslaughter. Christopher McGee, 45, of Edenhurst Avenue, Wallasey, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following...

£25,000 reward offered for Angus derailment leads

A £25,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest of those responsible for a train derailment in Angus. The front section of the 8.04am passenger service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen...

BTP launches investigation into Angus derailment

BTP officers believe an object placed deliberately on a rail track in Angus caused the derailment of a CrossCountry service at the weekend. The front section of the 8.04am passenger service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen...

Cocaine haul worth £100,000 seized at Aberdeen rail station

Police have seized £100,000 worth of cocaine from a 31-year-old man at Aberdeen railway station. The man, who is from Chesterfield, is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court following yesterday's (October 25) search. Detective Inspector...

CCTV released after man is pushed on to rail track

Police have released CCTV images after a man was pushed on to a live track at Portsmouth and Southsea rail station. The 46-year-old man was attempting to break up a fight when he was knocked...

CCTV released after rail station robbery

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at Swinton rail station. On August 16, a 16-year-old boy was assaulted for his mobile phone...

BTP backs new cable theft law to protect Britain’s railways

British Transport Police (BTP) believes the introduction of new legislation regulating scrap metal transactions will see cable theft on the railways continue to fall. Changes to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO)...

Pipe bombs discovered on Indian rail tracks

A specialist bomb disposal squad was called out to diffuse three pipe bombs which were discovered on rail tracks just 10km away from Tatanagar station, India. The bombs were found under the fishplate of tracks...

Fake rail worker sought over cycle thefts

A man thought to be posing as a rail employee to steal bicycles from stations across the north of England is wanted by British Transport Police (BTP). Officers have said the man, who wears an...

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