Police are investigating after a video showing a car parked over a live railway track for a photoshoot was posted on TikTok.

The clip shows a tripod and car set up by a level crossing north of Bolton with the caption: “Would you take the risk to get the shot no one else would?”

British Transport Police are investigating the footage.

Insp Becky Warren from the force said: “No picture or video is worth risking your life for. There is simply no excuse for not following safety procedures at level crossings. The behaviour shown by the individuals in this video is incredibly dangerous and reckless.”

The video showed the car on tracks at the Oaks level crossing, at Bromley Cross.

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Phil James, Network Rail’s north-west route director, said: “The danger this person has put themselves and passengers in is sheer stupidity at a staggering level.

“Trespassing on the railway is a crime, as is endangering the lives of rail users.

No one should ever trespass on to the railway – so for it to be used as a backdrop for a photoshoot beggars belief.

“Lives could so easily have been lost by this reckless behaviour and we will be working closely with British Transport Police to make sure the person responsible for the video is brought to justice.”