CCTV footage has been released showing a young man narrowly avoiding being hit by a train at Pyle Station near Bridgend last week.

The man is seen with three others on the platform and is seen crossing the tracks to the other side, seconds before a train passes, travelling up to 90 mph.

British Transport Police officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to get in touch to help identify the individuals.

The incident took place at approximately 11:17pm on Tuesday 8 October 2019 at Pyle Railway Station.

The railway is a highly dangerous environment and anyone seeking to trespass on the line is not only committing an offence but are risking their lives. This footage is deeply concerning, quite frankly I am surprised our officers were not called to a fatality that evening – this young man was seconds from tragedy.

Inspector Mike Edwards

If you have any information on this incident, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1900086868.