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Alcohol ban on rowdy trains from Teesside to York

First Transpennine Express train Image copyright bbc
Image caption Four trains were subject to a booze ban on Saturday

A booze ban was in force on four Saturday train services from Teesside to York after a rise in complaints on anti-social behaviour.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said it had received reports from passengers on the First TransPennnie services from Middlesbrough being intimidated.

The ban was only for one day, but BTP said it may extend the scheme if it is deemed successful.

The "dry" trains were the 09:28, 10:28, 11:28 and 12:28 services.

Ch Insp Derek O'Mara said: "There has been a noticeable increase in the number of complaints from passengers who have been travelling on these services and they report having been subjected to alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour.

"Trains are not extensions of bars and clubs; they are used by everyone including families, young people and the elderly."

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