Thursday 22 March 2018

CCTV: Man arrested for standing in front of moving train

A man who stood in front of a moving train has been sentenced to 16 weeks in jail.

Nathan Barker, 21, of Doncaster caused extensive delays to train services in March after hopping onto the track and staring down a train, forcing the driver to break.

The driver asked him to get back on the platform, which Mr Barker refused to do. He was arrested at the scene. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court. Sgt Steve Down of BTP Doncaster said Mr Baker's behaviour can only be described as senseless.

"Not only were his actions extremely dangerous but they also caused 12 trains to be delayed for over 90 minutes, costing the rail industry hundreds of pounds and inconveniencing the travelling public," he said.

"I welcome the custodial sentence and hope it sends a clear message to others that this sort of behaviour is not acceptable.”

Irish Independent

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