Derby

Police target Derbyshire train troublemakers

Complaints about anti-social behaviour on trains and at stations in Derbyshire have prompted a police campaign.

Residents and passengers have reported drunken and abusive behaviour and one support officer was assaulted.

Officers are working with British Transport Police and Northern Trains at stations around Glossop, Hadfield and Dinting in the week-long operation.

High visibility patrols, along with posters and leaflets will be used to deter troublemakers, officers said.

Pc Andy Collier, from British Transport Police's Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Of course, we cannot be in all places at all times and I call upon local residents and rail passengers to help us by reporting any incidents of anti-social or criminal behaviour.

"Working in isolation there is only so much that can be achieved, but by working together we can make a real difference to our railways and can send a clear message to troublemakers that they will not be tolerated."

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