Police supervision is to be increased at an abused crossing under threat of closure.
Following a review of CCTV evidence at Wareham crossing in Dorset, the Office of Rail Regulation has urged Network Rail and the county council to take immediate action to reduce the high risk of fatality.
Dorset County Council, along with British Transport Police and Network Rail, has agreed to increase police supervision of the crossing to make sure people use it properly.
The Office of Rail Regulation commented that if any further abuse takes place it will use its powers to require immediate closure of the crossing.
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