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BTP undertake train patrols during Halloween

PUBLISHED: 14:03 29 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:03 29 October 2014

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British Transport Police's operation will see more than 350 officers out in force.

The operation aims to tackle any problematic behaviour and reassure passengers travelling on the national rail network,

On October 31 BTP’s B Division officers will be deployed across London and surrounding areas, reassuring passengers travelling on the Thameslink services with patrols also taking place on trains across the East, Transport for London (TfL) and South sub-divisions.

Chief Supt Paul Brogden, B Division Commander, said: “Thankfully violent crime is rare on the railway, but, because of the nature of rail carriages, when violence does happen it can be extremely frightening for those who witness it.

“My officers are determined to tackle this issue and we work closely with our colleagues in the rail industry to look at ways in which we can drive trouble makers from the network.”

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