POLICE have urged parents to warn their children about the dangers of playing near railways lines, following a number of incident across Fife.

British Transport Police said a number of incidents have been recorded recently where children are caught playing on live railway lines, therefore risking injury and death.

One such incident occurred on July 7 when a train driver reported two juveniles trespassing behind Asda in Dunfermline.

While on July 9 CCTV reported a young female climbed onto the tracks at Rosyth Railway Station to recover a bag she dropped onto the railway lines.

Most recently on July 17 CCTV reported two youths trespassing at Aberdour Railway Station.

A number of incidents were also recorded in other parts of the country, including youths place items on the track in Glasgow, while a youngster was injured in Motherwell while climbing a fence to retrieve a football.

BTP Inspector Michael Magee said: “In relation to these particular incidents it is extremely concerning that young children have been playing on or near a railway line.

“Too many times we have seen the tragic consequences of young people ignoring the warnings about trespassing on the railway and taking risks that have resulted in terrible injuries, so it’s vital that parents play their part and ensure they know where their children are and what they are up to.

“Passengers continue to be our eyes and ears and they can help us by reporting crimes and concerns by texting 61016.”

BTP and Network Rail run a hard-hitting safety campaign, You Vs Train, which highlights the devastating consequences that trespassing on the railway can have. Find out more at youvstrain.co.uk