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British Transport Police: British police force that polices railways and light-rail systems
The British Transport Police (BTP) is a national special police force that polices railways and light-rail systems in England, Scotland and Wales, for which it has entered into an agreement to provide such services. Seventy five percent of the force's funding comes from Britain's privatised train companies. British Transport Police officers do not have jurisdiction in Northern Ireland unless working under mutual aid arrangements for the Police Service of Northern Ireland, in which case any duties performed on a railway will be merely incidental to working as a constable in Northern Ireland.

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Hillingdon stabbing: Two fatal knife attacks in London in space of two hours

'This level of violence is not usual on the rail network', British Transport Police said
Independent - Published

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British Transport Police say the engineer's death on a travelator is not thought to be suspicious.
BBC News - Published

More violent crime reported on British railways

Overall crime also increased across the railway network, British Transport Police figures show.
BBC News - Published

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BBC News - Published

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