British Transport Police

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 03.11.2015 | 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...

Armed Police Board Tube Train In Search Of Attack Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Armed police officers searched a London Underground train on Tuesday in search of someone they believed had attacked a man. British Transport Poli...

Couple Who 'Engaged In Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour' On London To Essex Train Sought By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman they want to speak to, after a report of inappropriate sexual behaviour on board a London to Ess...

Man Arrested For Secretly Filming Up Women's Skirts On Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

A man has been arrested after being caught by two undercover police officers filming up women's skirts on the London tube. Clandestine officers, di...

'Acid' Attack On London Overground Shocks Commuters

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

Police are hunting a suspect after a commuter and railway ticket inspector had a substance thought to be acid thrown in their faces on a train in nort...

Why I Support the Report It to Stop It Campaign

Nadia Henderson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Henderson

When I watched British Transport Police's recent Report It to Stop It video, posted on Transport for London's YouTube channel on 13 April, I felt a chilling familiarity with the ordeal portrayed. I identified strongly with the victim's sense of powerlessness as she is being assaulted, unable to speak out or use any force to deter her harasser.

This Video Shows Shocking Sexual Harassment On The Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Police are launching a crackdown on unwanted sexual behavior on London’s public transport with a shocking new video. The British Transport Police...

Police Investigate Video Of Woman Telling Black Man Why He 'Has A Problem'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK

A video in which a woman tells a black man "you have a problem because you guys used to be slaves" is being investigated by police. The video, appa...

Fire Burns In Charing Cross Station

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

Charing Cross Station was evacuated earlier on Sunday after an incoming train caught fire. These extraordinary image was taken by one of the fleein...

Kings Cross Disaster: 27 Years on, Boris Johnson et al Are Playing With Fire

Karl Davis | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

History doesn't just repeat, it gathers its forces at the borders of ignorance and complacency, ready to stage a guerrilla attack...

Shocking Footage Of Blind Man Thrown Onto Train Tracks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK

This is the shocking moment a blind man was violently assaulted and thrown onto the tracks by thugs at a train station. The video shows the man bei...

Two Killed By Freight Train At Crossing 'Deliberately Stepped On Tracks'

PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s who died after being struck by a freight train at a level crossing are thought to have deliberately stepped on...

'Bomb!' - Faulty Laptop Smoke Causes Tube Terror

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Dozens of commuters fled a busy Tube station in panic fearing a suicide bomber this morning after a passenger's laptop overheated, causing sparks and ...

Shocking Footage Of Elderly Man Punched On Tube (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

An elderly man was repeatedly punched on a London Underground train and apparently knocked out of by the force of it, this shocking video shows. Th...

LOOK: Do You Know This Man? Police Hunt 'Train Masturbator'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have released a photograph of a person they would like to speak to in connection with reports of a man masturbating on a busy commuter train. ...