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British Transport Police video of drunk falling under a train is a fake?

by | 22nd, December 2011

WANT to see a drunk train passenger tripping and falling under the train at Barnsley station? The Daily Mirror says the CCTV footage of the woman stumbling backwards and falls on to the tracks is horrifying ”. It isn’t.

Paul Cockerton tells his readers that the woman was taken to hospital suffering from cuts and bruises ”.

But was it so bad, them? Trains were delayed for 20 minutes ,” he writes. Is that less than usual?

The video has been released by British Transport Police. Why? Well, Cockerton says it’s “to show the dangers of being under the influence at railway stations, especially during the festive season ”.

Is it right that the poor woman is being used to deliver a message? Not only does she hurt herself, but she then finds herself plastered over the web.

Inspector Graham Bridges says:

“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.”

So. The CCTV was useless. It was the passengers who saved her. The CCTV is only good for entertainment. The copper watching the live feed did nothing. Great. We all feel

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