Driver allegedly speeds over Helpston level crossing while barriers were down

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Police have appealed for information after a driver allegedly sped over a level crossing while the barriers were down.

A motorist is understood to have overtaken a queue of six cars waiting at the Helpston level crossing in Glinton Road this morning (Friday).

Ignoring the red warning lights, the driver sped around the barriers shortly before a train passed over the crossing.

Officers from the British Transport Police attended the crossing at about 8.30am.

A spokesman said: “Officers are carrying out an investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident involving a red Ford Fiesta.

“A 25-year-old man from the Peterborough area was questioned by officers and will be interviewed at a later date.”

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 129 of 13/06/2014.