Warning on rail dangers

POLICE are warning of the dangers of being near railway lines after trespassers forced a train to be stopped.

Three trespassers were reported on the line at Seaton Carew at around 5pm on Thursday.

British Transport Police alerted Hartlepool Police, and a local train travelling between Hartlepool and Middlesbrough was ordered to stop while they investigated.

The trespassers were not found and it is not known what they were doing.