British Transport Police

A man was arrested for a drugs offence and multiple weapons were seized during a police operation across Lincolnshire railway stations this week.

British Transport Police worked with Lincolnshire Police to remove dangerous weapons from trains and at stations in the county.

Extra officer patrols were deployed to stations in Lincolnshire, including in Lincoln, Skegness, Sleaford and Boston.

Weapons were seized through the week including a Stanley knife and a knuckle duster.

Metal detection arches and police dogs also attended, as well as British Transport Police’s County Lines Taskforce, who are dedicated to tackling organised criminals using the railway to transport drugs.

A man was arrested at Boston railway station on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a drug of Class B. He was found in possession of a large quantity of cannabis.

The man has since been released under investigation.

A 15-year-old girl died after being hit by a train in Lincoln, but police said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers were called to a casualty on the tracks in Lincoln at 3.49pm on Friday, January 8.

Paramedics also attended the scene, but the teenager was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Rail services between Lincoln Central and Sleaford were disrupted.

Trains were unable to run between Lincoln Central and Peterborough via Sleaford, with disruption caused until the early hours of the evening.

If you’ve been affected by what happened today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

British Transport Police are looking for a group of men who started a brawl while on board a train travelling through Lincolnshire.

At just before 10pm on Saturday, October 24, a group of men began fighting inside the train carriage as it travelled between Saxilby and Gainsborough Lea Road.

The brawl caused significant disruption to other passengers and police are hoping to find the suspects involved.

CCTV images have been released in connection with the incident, and officers are appealing to anyone who can help identify the men.

If you recognise them or have any information, contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting incident 607 of October 24.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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