Two teenage girls snapped on camera doing handstands on a railway level crossing

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Two teenage girls have been caught on camera doing handstands on a railway level crossing.

The girls' antics have put themselves and others in danger, as per Network Rail.

Several other pedestrians were snapped standing on the track based in Broxtowe, Notts, taking their own pictures.

A study has recorded 22 counts of misuse on the track, based in Attenborough Nature Reserve within 9 days.

"This behaviour is absolutely shocking. The railway is not a photo opportunity, and it is never safe to stop or hang around on the tracks," said Network Rail's Gary Walsh.

“The two girls doing handstands are completely oblivious to the dangers they are putting themselves in.

“It could have ended in tragic consequences for them, as well as their friends and family,” Gary continued.

Network rail has now issued a safety warning, with police stating that the girls showed a "blatant disregard for their own safety and others."

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The incident was caught on camera during July.

Only a year previously, a couple were caught posing for wedding pictures on a train track in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Trains often travel up to 80mph on this particular track.

Inspector of British Transport Police Mark Clements said: "The people in this footage are clearly showing a shocking and blatant disregard for their own safety and others.

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"Trespass is a criminal offence, it can result in tragic consequences or life-changing injuries," Mark continues.

"We regularly patrol this area and remind everyone of the importance of taking care around the railway and to not trespass."

Network rail are doing all they can to improve level crossing safety, but members of the public need to work with them in order to do so.

This has resulted in the company launching a new program named Switch On to teach children about the dangers of the railway and raise their awareness of hazards.

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