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'Muggles' risking lives by walking on Potter rail line.

HARRY POTTER fans are putting themselves in serious danger by walking along a live rail track to a Hogwarts Express landmark, transport police have warned.

There has been an increase in the number of tourists walking on the railway towards the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands which featured in several Harry Potter films including The Chamber Of Secrets when Harry and Ron pursue the Hogwarts Express in a flying car as it crosses the famous bridge.

British Transport Police (BTP) has issued a warning that visitors are "mere Muggles" and there could be fatal consequences of trespassing on the track.

It is not the first appeal made since the films were released but there has been a 16 per cent rise in trespass offences across the country in the last year, according to BTP.

Authorities have been working to improve fencing and signage.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 22, 2017
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