Monday 14 October 2019

Drunken woman falling in gap of train video used as warning to passengers

CCTV footage of a woman falling under a train has been released as part of a campaign in the UK to warn of the dangers of being drunk on station platforms.

The video shows the woman getting off a train and immediately stumbling backwards before falling between the train and platform.

British Transport Police said the woman was recovered from the tracks very quickly and taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.

Inspector Graham Bridges said: "This woman was lucky to only end up with a few minor injuries and, had it not been for the alertness of other passengers who helped her, we could have been dealing with potentially serious injuries.

"Over the Christmas and new year period, we will have an increase of high-profile patrols by officers at stations to reassure rail staff and passengers and make them feel safe.

"We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.

"We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly.

"We want everyone to have an enjoyable time over Christmas and will be working with all our partners to make sure everyone can get to their office party or other event, and home again safely and equally as importantly, without hindrance from others."

Insp Bridges said the incident happened earlier this year.

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