Saturday 18 November 2017

Video: CCTV captures moment trolley is shoved onto the line

Handout CCTV grabs issued by British Transport Police of a man police would like to trace, pushing a suitcase trolley onto the tracks at Euston station in London
Handout CCTV grabs issued by British Transport Police of a man police would like to trace, pushing a suitcase trolley onto the tracks at Euston station in London
Handout CCTV grabs issued by British Transport Police of a man police would like to trace, pushing a suitcase trolley onto the tracks at Euston station in London.

The moment a train struck a suitcase trolley deliberately pushed onto the tracks in London, at one of the busiest stations in the UK, has been revealed in CCTV footage.

The video also shows how the offender walked away after pushing the trolley onto the tracks at Euston station.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt in the incident. British Transport Police (BTP), who released the footage, are keen to speak to the man in the video and have also released an image of him as part of their investigation into the incident.

Inspector James Tyrrell, of BTP, said: "The man was walking along platform one at Euston station with a suitcase at about 9pm on Tuesday August 6.

"As shown in the footage, he approached a suitcase trolley, which was on the platform, and suddenly pushed it onto the tracks, before walking off from the scene. A short time later, a train arriving into the station struck the trolley, luckily causing no significant damage."

Mr Tyrrell added: "We are unsure as to why the man deliberately pushed the trolley onto the tracks before walking away, which is why we are keen to trace him and speak to him about his dangerous actions.

"If the train had been travelling at speed, it could have caused serious damages to the tracks, train and anyone who may have been close by.

"The image of the man is clear - if you recognise him, I'd urge you to come forward."

Press Association

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