Following complaints from railway staff and passengers, British Transport Police is stepping up patrols on stations and trains in the north east as fans of reality tv show, Geordie Shore, flood to Newcastle and mimic the action featured on the show.
Sergeant Stephanie Reynolds said:
“Passengers have reported problems from large groups travelling on the trains…Anti-social behaviour, often swearing, playing loud music and shouting, (is) disturbing other passengers.
“We have had officers on these services and at stations warning revellers of their behaviour which has seen a reduction of incidents. However, we are not complacent and will continue to have officers onboard to reduce this issue.”
Police are concerned that the popular show, based on Jersey Shore in the US, is making Newcastle a magnet for wild party-goers, hen and stag nights.
The show, an unwitting tribute to societal collapse in modern Britain, details the drink-fuelled antics of eight friends as they fight, have sex and get drunk.
Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah is unhappy with the show which she describes as, ‘bordering on pornographic. It’s exploiting those young people and exploiting our city.’