POLICE have issued a warning after children were seen placing items on railway tracks in Johnstone.

Officers said the incident, which took place near Milliken Park station on July 7, could have had tragic consequences.

Inspector Michael Magee, of British Transport Police, told The Gazette: “It is extremely concerning that young children have been playing on or near a railway line.

“Too many times we have seen the tragic consequences of young people ignoring the warnings about trespassing on the railway and taking risks that have resulted in terrible injuries, so it’s vital that parents play their part and ensure they know where their children are and what they are up to.

“Passengers continue to be our eyes and ears and they can help us by reporting crimes and concerns by texting 61016.”