New signs are placed at Sleights railway bridge to halt potential trespassing after 23 incidents were caught on camera

Network Rail has installed anti-trespass signs at Sleights to remind walkers not to trespass on Thistle Grove railway bridge. The move comes after 23 incidents were caught on camera in the area since May.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 12:00 pm
This CCTV shows people trespassing on the Thistle Grove railway bridge.

The signs, which have been installed to deter people from using the railway bridge to get to the other side of the River Esk, warn them of the dangers of trespassing on the railway and remind them that they risk a fine of £1,000.

Network Rail is reminding people that the railway bridge is not safe for members of the public to access and it should be used by trained railway maintenance workers only.

Dawn Sweeting, at Network Rail, said: “People who are illegally using the railway bridge, intentionally or not, as part of their walking route are putting themselves in danger and the consequences could be fatal or life changing.

“The railway bridge is not a public footpath. Those who ignore the warning signs and use it are trespassing and risk a fine of £1,000.”