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Saturday, January 13, 2007

'Artists' killed on the Underground

Pair hit by train after being discovered

Today, carrying on from the scenes that reigned at Camden Town and Brixton when the Tube re-opened on Boxing Day, graffiti 'artists' have been given a wake up call following the death of two men yesterday evening.

The two men, aged 21 and 23 had reportedly been spraying District Line trains in Barking depot as part of a group of four. Although this has yet to be confimed by the British Transport Police.

Security, having spotted them, called out to the group before calling police. This caused the group to flee the scene, two of them straight into the path of an oncoming train. BTP said that security staff are told not to chase tresspassers due to the dangers of trains and electrified equipment. Police arrested a two people for criminal damage although they have now been released on bail.

The line was closed from East Ham to Dagenham from 2310 on Friday until after 0800 on Saturday whilst Police carried out their investigation.

Even Banksy wouldn't go this far......

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