Monday 23 September 2019

'Silver Shadow' surfed on train roof at 160kph

Police said the actions of the man were ‘idiotic’ and ‘dangerous’
Police said the actions of the man were ‘idiotic’ and ‘dangerous’

Kim Pilling

Police are hunting a man who labelled himself 'The Silver Shadow' after he rode on top of an English train travelling at up to 160kph.

Officers say he put the lives of himself and others on the train at risk when he waved below to passengers as it passed through Bromborough Rake station in Wirral, Merseyside.

On December 11, the man was seen boarding the exterior of the train in between two carriages at Rock Ferry station at about 1.30pm and waited for the doors to close. Seven minutes later, he was spotted on CCTV on top of the train at Bromborough Rake before he got off at the next stop.

He then concealed his face and briefly spoke to booking office staff at Bromborough station as he told them he had travelled from Birmingham and was called 'The Silver Shadow', said British Transport Police.

Investigating officer Pc Andrew Richardson said: "Attempting to get on the top of a train is a nonsensical and idiotic thing to do.

"The man concealed himself between two carriages above electrified rails and so one slip could have easily killed him and endangered the lives of those on the train.

"This isn't cool. It isn't funny. It's dangerous."

Irish Independent

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