Trouble at station

UNRULY youngsters are plaguing an Ipswich railway station said British Transport police today.Throughout each night this week mischief-making teens have been hanging around Derby Road station causing problems for Anglia Railways staff.

UNRULY youngsters are plaguing an Ipswich railway station said British Transport police today.

Throughout each night this week mischief-making teens have been hanging around Derby Road station causing problems for Anglia Railways staff.

Although they have not committed serious crimes or been responsible for any particularly alarming incidents they have become a nuisance to workers.

BTP police constable Phil Harrod said: "We have had reports every night this week at different times, but we believe it to be the same group."


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Pc Harrod said the complaints have come at various times between 7pm and 10pm. Staff have complained about litter being left around, the possibility of alcohol being drunk and a rather unpleasant atmosphere descending on the station when the protaganists skulk around.

Pc Harrod warned the teenagers to keep away from Derby Road or any other station.

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He said: "Unless you have any reason to be there, stay away. It is not a meeting place, nor a playground. It is a dangerous environment."

The Derby Road area has been the scene of a number of serious incidents, believed to have been caused by teenagers, over the past few years. Objects have been hurled onto the rails and children have been seen wandering around near the line itself.

However Pc Harrod was keen to stress that the problems which have occurred over the past few days are more in the realm of being a nuisance than causing any danger or damage.

If you see anyone misbehaving near a railway line or know any of the children involved at Derby Road then telephone freephone 0800 405040.

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