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Worksop: Police train patrols already having an impact

British Transport Police Sgt Rudy Tangle and Pc Barry Calvert at Dewsbury Train Station. (d623b336)

British Transport Police Sgt Rudy Tangle and Pc Barry Calvert at Dewsbury Train Station. (d623b336)

Police patrolling the trains between Worksop and Nottingham on Friday and Saturday nights say they are seeing positive results.

Police patrolling the trains between Worksop and Nottingham on Friday and Saturday nights say they are seeing positive results.

The aim of Operation Bronco is to tackle antisocial and alcohol fuelled bad behaviour on the Robin Hood line.

And the crackdown, which runs until 31st May, is already being hailed a success.

“We are bringing in extra officers to bolster the operation to make more impact for this period,” said Sgt Ian Wright of the British Transport Police based at Nottingham.

“However passenger safety and the reduction of anti-social behaviour on this line and the services are monitored closely all year round.”

The first weekend of extra patrols saw journeys pass without much trouble.

“Friday was very quiet. All tickets of travelling passengers were checked and the services were patrolled by rail security. There were no incidents,” said Sgt Wright.

“Saturday was busier, but again hardly any incidents were dealt which is ultimately down to the police presence.”

“BTP officers and rail security greeted passengers boarding the service. Tickets were checked and several passengers were refused travel due to having alcohol containers.”

One man who was drunk at Nottingham train station had his details taken down for urinating on the platform.

And encouragingly, Sgt Wright said there is normally very little trouble on journeys between Mansfield and Worksop.

“More passengers use the service from Nottingham to Mansfield which only takes around 35 minutes,” he said.

“They tend to finish drinking in pubs in Nottingham catch the 11pm service to Mansfield in time to get into the pubs and clubs.”

 

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