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Birmingham man caught train surfing on CCTV

CCTV footage shows a foolhardy man riding on the roof of a train

The British Transport Police has published CCTV footage from a train network showing a suspected Birmingham man ‘surfing’ on the roof of a train as it travels along the tracks.

The dangerous incident was caught on CCTV on December 11 on a train network in Merseyside. The daredevil perpetrator told train staff he was the “Silver Shadow”.

The security footage shows the self-titled Silver Shadow hanging on to the train edge while it was reportedly travelling at speeds of up to 100mph between Rock Ferry station and Bromborough Station, both of which are situated in Merseyside.

Birmingham man wanted for train surfing caught on CCTV

Man caught train surfing on CCTV


According to staff at Rock Ferry station, the unidentified man climbed on to the area between two train carriages whilst it was waiting in the station as passengers boarded.

He then apparently climbed onto the top of one of the carriages and held onto a bar at the edge of the roof. Police said that at 1.37pm, the foolish man can be seen waving at people as the train passes through Bromborough Rake station.

At 1.39pm, the culprit leaves the train at Bromborough Station, where he spoke briefly to staff members in the ticket office. He told staff his “Silver Shadow” alias and said he had travelled there from the Birmingham area. He had his face covered with a scarf and was wearing a black woolly hat.

Investigating officer for the British Transport Police, PC Andrew Richardson, said the line on which the man committed this dangerous act was electrified, and if he had slipped he would have most definitely suffered fatal injuries and risked the lives of all the passengers on the train.

PC Richardson said: “Even attempting to get on the top of a train is a nonsensical and idiotic thing to do… This isn’t cool, it isn’t funny, it’s dangerous and we will not stand for it…”

Anyone who recognises the man should contact police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 141 of 21/12.

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This news was posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2016, read more CCTV News.

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