British Transport Police

There A Disturbing New Crime Taking Place On The Tube And It's Going Unreported

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK

The true extent of the number of people falling victim to a disturbing trend of ‘cyber-flashing’ in public places in the UK could be going unrepor...

Panic At Holborn Station After 'Loud Bang' And Smoke Fills Platform

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK

Holborn station has reopened following reports of a “loud bang” and smoke filling the platform. London Fire Brigade said on Tuesday morning that t...

Two Men Arrested After Teenage Girl Raped Twice In One Night

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK

Two men have been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was raped twice on the same night. Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded ...

Girl, 16, Found Dead At Herne Bay Station Was Electrocuted

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

A 16-year-old girl found dead on a railway is thought to have been electrocuted. The teenager, named on social media as Taiyah Pebbles, was discovere...

Labour And Union Chiefs Say Theresa May 'Has Questions To Answer' Over Police Cuts

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour and union chiefs say Theresa May has questions to answer on emergency service cuts in the wake of terror attacks on Manchester and London. Shad...

Cyclist Reacts With Fury To Narrowly Avoiding Being Hit By Train At Level Crossing

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

British Transport Police are investigating after an impatient biker was filmed in a terrifying near miss with a speeding train. The man, wearing a cap...

Police Discover Body In Search For Missing Surrey Student

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A body has been found in the search for missing Surrey University student Viktor Ivanelo. Police dogs, drones and helicopters were all used to search...

Woman Attacked On Tube After Objecting To Couple Having Sex In Carriage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

A man spat in a woman’s face and began pushing her on the Tube after she objected to him having sex in a Northern line carriage. British Transport ...

Man Killed After Car Struck By Train At Bedfordshire Level Crossing

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

A man has died after a car was hit by a train at a level crossing near Lidlington, Bedfordshire. Officers from British Transport Police alongside Bed...

Police On Alert Over New Year's Terror Attack Fears

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Fears of a mass-casualty terror plot targeting one of the country’s New Year’s events have prompted police to adjust their tactics in securing mil...

Man, 38, Charged With Attempted Murder Following Forest Hill Station Stabbing

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

Adrian Brown has been named as the man charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at Forest Hill station on Monday. The 38-year-old, of Forest...

Final Three Victims Of Croydon Tram Crash Named

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

The final three victims killed in the Croydon tram crash on Wednesday have been named by police. Detectives investigating the crash have named Donald...

Armed Security Increase At London Stations After Suspicious Item Found On Tube Train

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Security on London’s transport network has been increased after a suspicious item was found on a train in north Greenwich on Thursday, leading to on...

Woman Chases Thug Down Platform After Train Passenger Is Punched In 'Racist' Attack

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

UPDATE: A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with incident on suspicion of “assault occasioning ABH and using threatening / abusive wor...

Tube Station Evacuated After Smoke Bomb Set Off

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

A Tube station had to be evacuated evacuated after a smoke bomb was set off. The device went off at around 3.20pm and the station was closed for 40 mi...

Tube 'Suicide Bomber Prankster' Insists He Was Dressed As A Soldier

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A man who sparked alarm after wearing camouflage clothing on the London Underground has insisted that he was dressed as a "soldier" and not a "suicide...

Man Repeatedly Stabbed After Challenging Train Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

A man was repeatedly stabbed in a station car park after challenging a group of passengers who were throwing objects around a train carriage. Briti...

Security In London Ramped Up For Tonight's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of police and an increased number of firearms officers will be patrolling London tonight during the New Year's Eve celebrations. About 3,...

More Anti-Terrorism Police On The Tube And Trains After Leytonstone Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

More anti-terrorism police officers are to be deployed on the London Underground and railways after the stabbing attack in Leytonstone, it has been an...

Watch The Terrifying Moment A Man Chases Female Student Through Birmingham Train Station To Rob Her

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Police have released CCTV footage of the terrifying moment a female student was chased though a deserted train station in Birmingham by a man who trie...

Reclaiming the Commute: Dealing With Unwanted Attention on Public Transport

Rosie Driffill | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Driffill

I love my commute. There is always a seat, the ticket inspectors make friendly conversation and the view frequently yields animals I've only ever seen in books. This time last year, however, the thought of taking the train would fill me with dread.

Disgruntled Passengers Who Stopped Train On Tracks Spark Police Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Police are trying to identify hundreds of passengers who pulled the emergency cord of a train and walked along the tracks after being told it would no...

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

More Sex Crimes Are Being Reported On Britain's Railways

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

The number of sex offences on Britain's railways increased last year while recorded crime went down for the 11th year in a row. There were 1,399 se...

King's Cross Station Evacuated Over Arrival Of Suspected Drug Dealer

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

King's Cross was evacuated and filled with armed police over the arrival of a suspected drugs dealer on Thursday afternoon. A British Transport Pol...