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BTP responds to demands for more police at stations

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Following demands from TSSA union general secretary Manuel Cortes and others, the British Transport Police (BTP) has announced that 500 officers will be deployed to ensure that passengers make only essential journeys during the Coronovirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On 24 March 2020, Manuel Cortes said: “We urgently need British Transport Police and other officers at major stations across London’s transport network to ensure only those with a valid reason to travel are doing so in this emergency.”

Sean O’Callaghan, BTP.

Later that same evening, BTP responded to that request. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan announced: “We are supporting rail operators and those key workers making their journeys home tonight by deploying 500 officers across the rail network nationally. They will be patrolling stations, supporting railway staff and reminding the public of the urgent need to follow the government advice – only those making essential journeys for work should be using the Tube and rail network.

“We strongly urge the rest of the public to do the right thing and help us save lives by staying at home and slowing the spread of the virus.”

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