Youngsters Seen On CCTV Lying Down On Rails Shortly Before Train Arrives

British Transport Police has released CCTV footage of youths it is seeking for lying down on tracks used by passing trains.

A BTP statement said: "We want to find these two youths after they escaped with their lives when they laid across the tracks and on the third rail. "Luckily for them, the power was switched off due to overnight engineering works – but there would've been no way of them knowing this, and diesel trains involved in the works were running, with one passing through the station shortly before they ventured on to the tracks." Anyone with information is asked to call on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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