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

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.

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Posted: 22nd, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment