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“Just stupid”: The Yorkshire couple was walked on rails for wedding photos

A newlyweds pretending to be photos have been caught in a flurry of intruders on British railways in recent months.

More than 5,000 incidents were recorded between June and September, according to Network Rail.

In September alone it was 1,239, an increase of 17% over the previous year and the highest value this month in the last five years.

In many cases, people used the railways as a backdrop for photos.

A newlyweds were caught under video surveillance on rails near Whitby, North Yorkshire in July.

Hollyoak’s actor Ellis Hollins apologized that same month after posting pictures from a photoshoot on the railroad on social media.

He admitted that it was “irresponsible” and “negligent to participate in such a dangerous situation”.

BTP Superintendent Alison Evans commented, “The railroad is not an appropriate or safe backdrop for a photographic backdrop, no matter how scenic the backdrop is.

“Every time someone drives onto the rail network, they not only risk serious, life-threatening injuries, but also delay important journeys.”

Network Rail, in partnership with the UK traffic police, launched the You vs Train campaign to highlight the problem of young people trespassing.

The number of incidents involving children in 51 destinations has decreased in each of the last two years.

Network Rail’s Allan Spence said, “Wedding photos or selfies on the track are just stupid.

“We often warn families at this time of the year that children enjoy the school holidays, but this time we’re targeting adults in particular.

“Please make sure you know the basics of rail safety and pass this knowledge on to loved ones. Set a good example and stay away from the train tracks. ”

Ian Prosser, Chief Inspector of the Railroad, said: “We see time and time again that people take unnecessary risks around the railroad and this behavior can be fatal or life changing.

“These new statistics showing the increase are really worrying. The hidden dangers of the railroad are real: every year hundreds take on the railroad and lose, and their actions have far-reaching and devastating consequences for their friends and family. ”

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