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Man sought in connection with "train surfing" incident

Man pictured "train surfing" Photo: British Transport Police

A man calling himself the Silver Shadow who was spotted on the top of a train travelling at up to 100mph is being sought by police.

At about 1.30pm on 11 December, the man was seen boarding the exterior of a train in between two carriages and waiting for the doors to close at Birkenhead's Rock Ferry station.

By 1.37pm, the same man is captured on CCTV on top of the train at Bromborough Rake station, waving at passengers as it passed through the station.

He got off the train at Bromborough Station two minutes later and was briefly spoken to by booking office staff. He concealed his face and told staff he’d travelled from Birmingham and was called the “Silver Shadow”.

The man who boarded the top of the train calling himself the Silver Shadow Credit: British Transport Police

“Even attempting to get on the top of a train is a nonsensical and idiotic thing to do.

The man concealed himself between two carriages above electrified rails and so one slip could have easily killed him and endangered the lives of those on the train.

This isn’t cool, it isn’t funny, it’s dangerous and we will not stand for it. If you recognise the man in these pictures, please get in touch.”

– PC Andrew Richardson, Investigating Officer
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 141 of 21/12.