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Written by on 22nd January 2021

A woman’s been caught on camera lying down on train tracks in East Sussex to pose for photos.

CCTV footage shows her sprawled across the rails at a level crossing in Seaford while another person took pictures on Monday.

Police have branded the stunt “unthinkably stupid” as trains pass through at up to 70 miles per hour.

The incident at Tidemills level crossing near Seaford is the latest instance of dangerous behaviour on the railway which could have ended with fatal or life-changing consequences, according to Network Rail.

It is the 17th incident at this crossing in the last nine months, with 15 recorded near misses.

During the whole of 2019, there were only four recorded incidents, with three recorded near misses.

Tracy Partridge, East Sussex level crossing manager at Network Rail, said: “We are concerned about repeated dangerous behaviour at Tidemills level crossing which follows the near misses which took place last year.

“We cannot stress enough the danger that people are placing themselves in when they don’t use a crossing safely.

“A split-second decision can have life-changing consequences, not only for those involved, but also for their family and friends, train drivers and railway workers.”

“Please, never take chances when using level crossings and if you have any concerns, always contact Network Rail or British Transport Police.”