North West Wales

Parents crossing rail tracks with prams at Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station Image copyright Dr Neil Clifton/Geograph

Transport police have urged parents to stop taking a shortcut across railway tracks with babies in prams.

Police patrols have been stepped up to tackle trespassing and anti-social behaviour at Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station, Gwynedd.

Sgt Gemma Jones of British Transport Police said: "Astonishingly, parents have been crossing the tracks with prams.

"It goes without saying how incredibly dangerous this is."

She added: "It is staggering that people are willing to risk everything by entering the railway - doing so with a baby in tow simply defies belief.

"Their behaviour is utterly reprehensible."

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