Haddenham.net

Train Scare

Home » News » Train Scare
Chiltern Train 02

We wouldn't normally resort to the Sun newspaper as a source of serious news, but the following deserves a mention.

A train to London had to be evacuated after a passenger reportedly pulled out a knife and threatened a conductor.

The man was on the Chiltern Railways service from Bicester to Marylebone on Saturday 18th March when the drama unfolded.

A horrified witness claims the passenger was pinned to the ground by four police officers and arrested at the scene.

Terrified passengers were told to get off the train at Haddenham and Thame Parkway and board another service to London.

According to the Mail Online, the man was "high on drugs".

A witness told the Sun: "Around 50 people had to get off the train and I saw four police officers sprinting across the bridge to get to the man.

"They got onto the carriage, which was next to the one I was on, and managed to pin him down.

"When we were waiting on the platform, a couple who were on the same carriage as the man said that he had a knife.

"They said he was high on drugs and was shouting that he wanted to get into the driver's carriage."

The witness added that around four police cars and two riot vans were outside the station.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We were called to Haddenham and Thame Parkway station shortly after 5pm following reports of an assault on a train guard.

"Our officers attended and a 23 year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of ABH and is currently in custody awaiting interview."

Source: The Sun

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

George Dorrell
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 21 Apr 7:30pm

Freda Dorrell, Mark and Paul would like to say a big 'Thank You' to all who attended George's Thanksgiving service at St Mary's Church last Tuesday and for all the kind messages they have received.They also wish to thank Dandara for stopping (on their own initiative) all groundwork at the rear of Freda's property for the duration of the post-service...

John Bercow at Abbeyfield 04
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 20 Apr 9:00pm

As we reported earlier this year, Haddenham St Mary's CE School has linked up with Abbeyfield Residential Home in a project inspired by the Channel 4 programme 'Old People's Home For Four Year Olds'At intervals throughout the academic year, staff from the school take a small group of children to visit residents at the home in Churchway where they chat to residents and...

Unitary map of initiatives
Bucks County Council: Wed 18 Apr 6:30pm

No doubt everyone reading this will be aware of major changes proposed for the way local government is structured in Buckinghamshire. Here are some words of explanation from Bucks County Council and an invitation to 'have your say'.It's set to be the biggest shake-up of local government in Buckinghamshire since the 1970s — and people have until Friday 25th May to give their...