South East Wales

Baby taken across Dinas Powys railway line by 'mindless' pair

Two people who carried a baby across a railway line in the Vale of Glamorgan have been condemned as "reprehensible" by British Transport Police (BTP).

CCTV footage showing the woman and man carrying the child in a buggy over the tracks at Eastbrook station, Dinas Powys, has been released.

The incident happened on Tuesday 9 October at 16:17 BST and BTP officers want to identify the pair.

Insp Mike Jones said the couple's behaviour was "mindless".

"I am genuinely shocked to see that, despite our constant warnings, some people are still willing to risk their lives by trespassing on the tracks," he said.

"Not only that, this footage clearly shows the man and woman pictured had complete disregard for the safety of others as they carried across an infant in a buggy."

The pair were caught on camera after getting off a train on platform one.

The man is seen carrying the baby in the buggy from one side of the tracks to the other.

Insp Jones said: "I cannot emphasise enough the dangers associated with this type of mindless behaviour.

"These two people were extremely lucky that a train was not passing through the area at the time, otherwise the consequences could have been unthinkable.

"It is staggering that people are still willing to risk everything by entering the railway - doing so with a baby in tow simply defies belief.

"Their behaviour is utterly reprehensible. Parents and adults should be leading by example, taking responsibility and emphasising the dangers to children.

"The few seconds saved by crossing the tracks could end up costing your life.

"I am now asking for the public's help to identify these people and would urge anyone who has any information in relation to this incident to come forward."

Anyone with any information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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