Police hunting 'extreme trainspotter' after Tewkesbury level crossing incident
British Transport Police are hunting an 'extreme trainspotter' who crossed over a level crossing barrier to photograph a steam train in Tewkesbury.
The incident is reported to have happened at Northway Crossing at around 9.40am on Saturday, October 20.
TiG understands the man involved was a trainspotter eager to get a picture of the steam train as it approached.
BTP issued a photograph of twpo men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.
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PC Alan Fishpool, of BTP, said: “A South West Coast steam train was approaching the level crossing at Northway when the driver saw a man he believed was trespassing, track side of the level crossing barriers which were down at the time to signal a train was approaching.
“This man was taking photographs of the approaching train. Due to the man’s position track side of the lowered barriers, the driver slowed the train. The man then returned to the correct side of the barriers.
“The driver stopped the train at the crossing to speak to the man but, as he did so, a second man began to verbally abuse the driver.
“A member of staff on board the took a photo of two men standing at the crossing who I would now like identify and speak to as I believe they will be able to assist me with my enquiries.
“Alternatively, if you are one of the men in the photograph, I would urge you to contact BTP straight away.”
Anyone with information which can assist, police call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
In all calls, please quote incident reference B2/WWA of 28/11/2012.