Carmarthen children putting lives at risk using train tracks as a shortcut to KFC
SCHOOLCHILDREN are risking their lives by dodging trains to get to Carmarthen's KFC.
Since the fast food outlet opened in Pensarn, British Transport Police (BTP) says it has received half a dozen separate reports from train drivers of children in school uniforms walking on railway tracks by the restaurant.
Officers say the trend must stop before someone is killed.
It is unclear which school the youngsters are coming from, but there are fears they could be walking on tracks from as far away as the Llansteffan Road crossing in Johnstown. It would mean a perilous walk of more than half-a-mile, over the Bascule Bridge, known locally as the White Bridge, to Pensarn.
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PC Dai Maynard, from BTP Carmarthen, said: "These are extremely worrying incidents which could have had dire consequences. Unless this behaviour is nipped in the bud, it may be only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or even killed."
Full story in tomorrow's Carmarthen Journal.