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Essex: Warning over prank stickers
9:00am Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
Prank stickers designed to look like official warning notices are appearing on Greater Anglia trains.
The humorous transfers have been spotted by commuters on services between Ipswich and London.
In one instance, a sticker in the train toilets read: “Press handle downwards to flush. Do not use in stations, except in Ipswich”.
Others include fake station names and insist there is a fine for sitting on the carriage chairs.
Another urges passengers to pull the emergency lever, claiming that it pours gravy on the driver’s sausages.
The notices have attracted a lot of attention online with a dedicated Facebook group set up for people to upload their pictures of them.
But the train operator has been less amused by the fad, stating they could block genuine safety notices.
It is warning passengers that anyone spotted putting up the stickers could be fined.
A Greater Anglia spokesperson said: "We will take appropriate action towards anyone who is found to have defaced information or safety notices, in the same way we take a robust stance against incidents of graffiti."