Tuesday 28 Jan 2003


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FAO: JOHN ANGIER 01603 622574 Sgt Bill Maytham, British Transport Police who was on site this morning said: “Whenever an incident such as Haywards crossing occurs the British Transport Police, in partnership with the rail industry, will carry out an thorough investigation.  Where misuse is identified as a cause we will seek prosecutions of those individuals concerned.  Level crossings have a hundred percent safety record when used correctly.  It is only when the ‘green cross code’ of level crossings is abused that incidents happen.”

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