'Senseless' - Man filmed walking on Metro line

Officers from British Transport Police have released CCTV of a man walking along Metro tracks. Police say it is 'absolutely senseless behaviour'.

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Man walking on Metro line - 'Absolutely senseless behaviour'

Officers from British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man seen walking along the train tracks between Metro stations on the Sunderland line in the early hours of March 1. It has been described as 'senseless'.

“This was absolutely senseless behaviour and I cannot overstate just how dangerous trespassing on the railway is.

“Maintenance and freight trains often travel on the Metro and rail network overnight and then services start in the early hours of the morning, this man was extremely lucky he wasn’t injured or killed.”

“If you recognise him, or know his whereabouts, then please get in touch.”

– PC Mark Bradwell, the investigating officer

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Man caught on CCTV walking on Metro lines

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Officers from British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man seen walking along the train tracks between Metro stations on the Sunderland line in the early hours of March 1.

The man was seen walking on the tracks at Sunderland station at 5.40am. He was told to get off and climbed back up onto the platform then walked along the platform and went back on to the tracks towards Park Lane Metro Station.

After officers checked CCTV the same man was seen climbing onto the tracks at the Stadium of Light station at 5.19am before walking to St Peters Station, then through the railway tunnel to Sunderland. He then walked along the lines to Park Lane station where he eventually left the tracks.

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