A Doncaster man who delayed services when he stood on the train tracks at Bentley railway station has been jailed for 16 weeks.
Nathan Barker, aged 21, of Broughton Avenue, Bentley, pleaded guilty to obstructing the railway and was sentenced at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court for incident which took place just after 10pm on Tuesday, March 18.
The driver of a train arriving at the station had to apply the emergency brakes when he spotted Barker stood on the tracks with his arms in the air.
The driver managed to stop the train in time and asked him to get back onto the platform but he refused and stayed there until police arrived and arrested him for obstructing the railway.
Sgt Steve Down, of BTP Doncaster, said: “Baker’s behaviour can only be described as senseless. Not only were his actions extremely dangerous but they also caused 12 trains to be delayed for over 90 minutes, costing the rail industry hundreds of pounds and inconveniencing the travelling public. I welcome the custodial sentence and hope it sends a clear message to others that this sort of behaviour is not acceptable.”
Anyone who witnesses trespassing on the railway should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or in an emergency dial 999.