SHOCKING CCTV footage has been released of a group of reckless teenagers pelting stones at passing trains and jumping on the tracks at Low Moor Station. 

The incident happened earlier this year and after the group was identified, they were handed community resolution orders.

The video has been released by the British Transport Police (BTP), which has revealed one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours. 

Alarming statistics published by the BTP show that more than a quarter of teens confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway.

One in ten have admitted to walking along the railway line - 42 per cent of those in the last year. 

Meanwhile, the number of young people taking risks on the railway track has gone up by almost 80 per cent in the last five years.

In the last 12 months alone, seven young people under the age of 18 have lost their lives and a further 48 people have received life changing injuries. 

In response, the BTP has launched a new campaign - You vs Train - which is targeting teenagers to make them face the serious and devastating consequences for them and their loved ones when they go onto the railway. 

Allan Spence, head of public and passenger safety at Network Rail, said: “Hundreds of people each year unintentionally take on the railway and lose. "This year we have already seen a record number of young people losing their life or being injured on the track. 

"The railway is full of both obvious and hidden dangers. The electricity on the railway is always on and always dangerous. 

"Trains can also travel up to 125 miles per hour, so even if a driver can see your child, they can’t stop in time and they can’t change direction.

Parents - please help us keep your children safe by educating them about what they take on when they step on the track.”

Robin Smith, BTP Chief Constable, said: “We hope the campaign will help young people to understand the risks, and help them to make the right decision and stay away from railway lines. 

"Equally, it will also help them understand that bad decisions don’t just affect them, but they will have a deep and lasting impact on their families and friends as well. 

"This campaign is not just for our young people but also their friends and family.”