The video, which was shared by Liam JH Pictures and seems to have since been deleted, featured a Volkswagen Scirocco parked diagonally in the course of a degree crossing at The Oaks railway station – situated in Bromley Cross, Bolton.
“Would you’re taking the chance to get the shot nobody else would?” the video’s caption requested with a fireplace emoji thrown in.
British practice operator Community Rail “slammed” the dangerous transfer and the TikTok’s caption in a information launch despatched out Thursday.
“The hazard this individual has put themselves and passengers in is sheer stupidity at a staggering degree. Trespassing on the railway is against the law, as is endangering the lives of rail customers,” stated Community Rail North West’s Route Director Phil James. “Nobody ought to ever trespass onto the railway – so for it for use as a backdrop for a photograph shoot beggars perception.”
James added, “Lives might so simply have been misplaced by this reckless conduct and we will probably be working intently with British Transport Police to ensure the individual liable for the video is dropped at justice.”
An analogous assertion was offered by the British Transport Police in the identical information launch.
“There may be merely no excuse for not following security procedures at degree crossings,” stated BTP Inspector Becky Warren. “The conduct proven by the people on this video is extremely harmful and reckless – no image or video is value risking your life for.”
Representatives at Liam JH Pictures didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Its lively TikTok account has round 11,200 followers and seems to largely concentrate on automobile images.
A railway trespassing wonderful is about $1,358 (£1,000). It’s thought-about a felony offence within the U.Ok., and in instances the place trains are obstructed, the punishment might imply as much as two years in jail.