An attempted burglary on the PWRS line was foiled recently by a resident living close to the line.
Burglars breaking into the workman’s hut at Hillylaid Crossing were unaware that the incident was being videoed by a neighbour who was out in his garden at the time.
The neighbour managed to contact the railway police who arrived at the incident whilst the two perpetrators were still at the hut. They were subsequently detained by the railway police and taken to Preston police station where they were charged with burglary.
They have been released on bail whilst the police investigate similar break-ins that occurred some months earlier at the PWRS depot.
A few days later an officer from the British Railway Police paid a visit to the PWRS depot and delivered a cheque for £200 from the British Transport Police Federation lottery fund.
The cheque was gratefully received on behalf of the PWRS by their project manager Mr Geoff Ogden.
Our thanks to all those involved.