'I see rail trespassers every month'
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Train driver describes 'horrific' impact of trespassers

In Eddie Fanton's 16-year career he has had to cope with a death on the track and many more near misses.

On the Virgin train driver's route from London to Birmingham he said he can expect to see a couple of trespassers a month.

British Transport Police is preparing for a surge in trespass incidents during the half-term holidays.

Figures show the number of children caught trespassing on the railways has almost doubled from 1,194 in 2014/15 to 2,215 in 2017/18.

You can see this story in full on BBC Inside Out in the West Midlands at 19:30 BST on BBC One on Monday 21 October, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

  • 21 Oct 2019
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