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Woman lying on Milton Keynes railway track sought by police

A woman caught on camera lying across railway tracks in Milton Keynes is being sought by police.

CCTV images of two people seen loitering on a stretch of track between Woburn Sands and Bow Brickhill stations in April, have been released by British Transport Police (BTP).

The man and woman were seen near a railway foot crossing near Davenport Lea in Old Farm Park.

A BTP spokesman called their actions "foolish and extremely dangerous".

Image caption The BTP said the pair stood and walked on the crossing for two minutes
Image caption The risk the woman was prepared to take with her own life was "shocking", a BTP spokesman said

PC Robert Hagan of BTP Milton Keynes, said the images captured by a Network Rail camera showed the pair standing and walking on the crossing for two minutes.

"At one point the woman sits and lies down on the tracks," he said.

"This is not only foolish but extremely dangerous behaviour.

"Trespass on the railway is a serious matter but the most shocking thing about these pictures is the risk those involved were prepared to take with their own lives."

Mr Hagan urged anyone who recognised either of the people to contact the BTP.

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