POLICE officers have warned people to stay off the railway tracks of the East Lancs Railway while it remains closed during lockdown.

Both Rossendale Police and Bury North Police confirmed there have been issues along the length of the line which runs for 20km between Heywood and Rawtenstall.

Trespassers were spotted around Ramsbottom and Summerseat over the weekend.

Rossendale Police said: "Please can we remind people to keep off the railway tracks of the East Lancs Railway.

"As well as potentially committing an expensive offence, it's a dangerous place to be walking. Although passenger trains are currently suspended the track is still being used by a works train which has encountered numerous people walking the line without high vis clothing and in clear breach of the law."