Officers have released an image of graffiti and a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to following incidents of trespassing onto a railway near Crick in Daventry.
Police say it happened at around 10pm on Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 2, when people scaled the security fencing onto the railway on the Crick and Kilsby bridleway to graffiti the sides of trains.
PCSO Leslie Conopo, said: “We’ve had several reports about these kinds of incidents taking place and we’re very concerned about the extremely serious risks posed to the people doing this.
“Spray painting onto train carriages under a live high voltage (25,000V) poses the very real risk of death by electrocution due to the paint vapour acting as a conductor and potentially exploding in the user’s hand causing life changing injuries, if not death.
“We would really like to speak to the man in the photo, any witnesses or anyone with any information.”
The British Transport Police campaign ‘You vs Train’ says: “Hundreds of people each year unintentionally take on the railway and lose. The railway’s full of hidden dangers. If you’re not hit by an unexpected train you’ll be hit by the lethal current in rails and power lines.
“You will be killed or left with catastrophic, life-changing injuries. And your friends and family will be left with the brutal consequences. Everyone loses when you underestimate this opponent. Everyone loses when you step on the track.”