WINSFORD train station has bucked the national trend after it saw a drop in crime rates.

This is according to new figures released by British Transport Police taken from reports of crime between August 2018 and July 2019.

Across the country, train stations have seen a rise in the number of crimes due largely to an increase in the number of passengers using services.

But during the same period, no crimes were reported at Winsford Station, which is a reduction of three from the previous 12 months.

Between August 2017 and July 2018, the station saw two violent crimes committed on the premises as well as one crime categorised as ‘other theft’.

Winsford Station runs on the Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston line via Birmingham New Street.

Speaking about the figures on a national level, Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock said: “Like forces throughout Britain, we have seen an increase in notifiable crime within the national network.

“With record levels of passengers using the railway, we anticipated there could be a subsequent rise in crime.

“Despite this increase, when put into context it is important to remember that the chance of becoming a victim of crime on the railway is very low.

“Of course, any rise in crime is of concern to us and we are tackling this head on through our problem-solving initiatives at key locations.”