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Extra police patrols on festive East Midlands trains

A campaign is under way by British Transport Police (BTP) to combat anti-social behaviour in railway stations and on trains.

Stations across the East Midlands will be targeted during the Christmas period and into the new year.

The aim is to ensure the rail network remains a safe place to travel and work throughout the festive season.

Increased numbers of officers will be patrolling trains to ensure passengers and rail staff feel safe.

BTP Insp Mark Clements said: "Traditionally we see an increase of people using trains and stations at this time of year.

"Please enjoy yourself, but it is important that you remember to behave appropriately.

"The extensive use of CCTV across the rail network will once again be utilised to help police manage incidents.

"While we want everyone to enjoy themselves, we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour or any form of aggression towards the rail staff who work hard to keep the services running."

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