Foxton railway crossing disabled by alleged vandal attack

AN alleged vandal attack has disabled a pedestrian railway crossing “putting people’s lives at risk”.

The pedestrian gates at Foxton were replaced in June after months of complaints.

However, the new gates are now damaged, and people are using the busy A10 as a footpath.

The British Transport Police are investigating the incident.

A spokesman said: “We received reports at 11.20pm last Friday that damage had been caused to the gate that secures the pedestrian crossing on Cambridge Road, Foxton.

“Officers are currently reviewing CCTV of the incident.”

County councillor Susan van de Ven, who is also chairman of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group, spearheaded a campaign to replace the gates and organised the planting of flowers at the stations.

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The flowers, planted to commemorate the anniversary of the station, were also destroyed.

Cllr van de Ven said: “Every time this happens people’s lives are put at risk, it’s as simple as that.

“The planter vandalism is not a public safety matter but it’s really upsetting.”

“Network rail don’t know if it was vandalism, I have asked to see the CCTV tapes.”

A volunteer has already tidied the recently planted station platform tubs but the gates remain broken.