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Ruddington: Nottingham Heritage Railway bosses thank police and MP after further ASB and vandalism

Police in Rushcliffe report further cases of anti-social behaviour, vandalism and verbal abuse at the Ruddington site.

Mike Newton, Mike Newton, Chair of Nottingham Heritage Railway told The Wire:

‘NHR Board is drawing up plans for a Security Unit that will work with the Police and local authorities to combat anti-social behavior, trespassing and other criminality along NHR all the way to the mainline connection at Loughborough.

‘The NHR would like to thank the Police for their increased attention to this problem and effective response.

‘The message from the Police is clear – you will be caught.

‘We hope that the courts take the issue of conviction and punishment of these suspects as seriously as they ought to.

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‘The NHR would also like to thank Ruth Edwards MP for her strong pro-law and order stance on this issue.’

Police said:

‘There have been numerous calls to the railway museum at Rushcliffe Country Park in relation to ASB and Criminal Damage say local police officers.’

‘The site is a valuable part of the Ruddington Community as well as an attraction for visitors from out of the area.

‘Although the lines are not live there are still many hazards to trespassers.

‘The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the site, and are being subjected to verbal abuse which is unwarranted.

‘Please speak with your young people about the dangers of playing on train lines and the importance of maintaining our historical places, so that children and adults for years to come can still take pleasure in them.’


•  April 2019 – Pictures: £80,000 damage to Ruddington heritage rail museum by vandals

•  August 2019 More vandalism at Ruddington rail heritage centre

• May 2019 – Ruddington train vandalism investigation – boys 12 and 14 arrested

•  Ruddington’s Great Central Railway rebrands to Nottingham Heritage Railway




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