ASLEF calls on government to beat county lines gangs

29 January 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the recent reported upsurge in violence among county lines gangs using trains – and young people – to move drugs and cash around the country.


Mick said: ‘In the light of the recent increase in knife crime, and assaults, on Britain’s trains, we believe that the safety and security of our railway has to be improved for the travelling public and for staff.


‘That’s why we are calling, again, for all trains and all stations to be properly staffed. And calling on central government to invest the necessary resources both at local level, and in the BTP, to ensure that everyone can travel safely at any time of the day or night.’

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