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Schoolgirls ‘dice with death’ dance on train tracks near Weston-super-Mare Bath City News

An investigation was opened after two schoolgirls were seen dancing on train tracks in Weston-super-Mare.

The teens were spotted dancing on the tracks near Worle station in Verbena Way just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday Wednesday July 14.

The girls were reportedly students of Worle Community School Academy and were wearing their uniforms.

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The girls were watched by a group of young people who were on the bridge.

The incident was seen by local mom Faye Jones who quickly called authorities.

It is understood that there has also been an earlier incident involving two boys having fun on the same train tracks, although this has not been confirmed.

Mum Faye said, “I am in shock at what I saw.

“They were playing dice with death.

“It was so scary.

“Honestly, I don’t think they thought what they were doing was dangerous.

“There were at least six children at the top watching them and three seconds after one of them got off the tracks a train rushed past.

“Then they did it again.

“I was worried about their well-being and also worried about the train conductor and the people on the train.

“I called the phone number on the bridge and they contacted the UK Transport Police.

“The rail authorities were lovely and informed me that they are taking precautions now.”

A search of the area for the youngsters was carried out by UK Transport Police officers.

A spokesperson for the UK Transport Police said: ‘The UK Transport Police were called to the line near Weston-Super-Mare at 3.34pm on Wednesday 14 July following reports of two young people entering on the tracks.

“Officers searched the area, but no one was found.

“The investigations are still ongoing.

“Trespassing on the tracks is extremely dangerous and we see hundreds of people taking risks on and around the tracks every year, resulting in tragic consequences or life changing injuries. “

Anyone caught trespassing on the tracks is liable to prosecution and a fine of up to £ 1,000.

A spokesperson for Worle Academy School said: “The residents of the area were very grateful to the Deputy Head of WCSA for his exceptional and very proactive approach in trying to resolve the situation.

“Locals will appreciate that this section of Worle railway is a concern.

“To help and educate, every year in all local schools, a very clear message is given to all our children to protect themselves. Do not play on or near the slopes.

“At the start of the summer vacation, it is clearly worth highlighting again to all our local children.

“We are sure that all parents and guardians will help to assert this simple and clear safety message, especially as the summer holidays approach. ”

Anyone who sees someone breaking in should text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

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