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'Train surfers' cling to carriages just inches from high voltage cables

Two teenage 'train surfers' squeezed between carriages just inches from high voltage cables during a dangerous stunt in east London.

Credit: British Transport Police

The pair filmed themselves clinging on as the train travelled from Essex to London, at one point leaning above the carriage as it travelled at high speed.

Credit: British Transport Police

Harris Ahmed, aged 18, from Manor Park and a 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to endangering safety. They were given community and referral orders.

At one point in the video, you can see that the two boys foolishly lean above the train as it travels at high speed.

This puts them dangerously close to the overhead power lines, which carry 25,000 volts of electricity. A disaster was very narrowly avoided during this stunt.

I hope this sentence sends a very clear message that we will not tolerate this behaviour and we will work hard to identify offenders and bring them before the courts, in order to prevent and deter further offending of this nature.

– Inspector Steve Webster, British Transport Police

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