Derbyshire Police warn Pokemon Go gamers of train danger

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Image caption Police have also warned parents the location tracking used in the app could be used by criminals to target children

Police have issued a warning to children after some were seen playing the Pokemon Go smartphone game on a railway line.

The children in Swarkestone, Derbyshire were "risking death by a 120mph train", officers said.

The app encourages gamers to catch Pokemon characters by using their phones in "real world" settings.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said they had spoken to the children about the dangers.

A tweet from Melbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Do not trespass on the railway to play #PokemonGO as you risk arrest but more importantly you risk death by a 120mph train."

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