Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking
Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train.
British Transport Police (BTP) is urging travellers to report "crime or incidents" on trains or at stations "discreetly" by text.
An advertising campaign - which has the strapline "let's make a difference" - gives examples of the kind of crimes and incidents travellers might report.
One example on advertisements posted on trains is "passenger smoking".
The head of a group which lobbies on behalf of smokers expressed surprise.... read more
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