Man charged after jumping into coal wagon being taken to Immingham
A MAN was saved from being crushed to death in a coal wagon thanks to a quick-thinking member of the public.
Humberside Police today praised the passerby who heard the shouts of a man inside the coal wagon being taken to Immingham at 1am today.
A 38-year-old man from Doncaster was later charged with obstructing a train engine and has been bailed to appear at Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court next month.
The Humberside Police helicopter was launched to help locate the train, which was travelling to Immingham to be loaded with coal.
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A police spokeswoman said the man, who appeared to be in drink, had not able to get himself out of the wagon and could well have been crushed if he had still been in there when the coal was loaded.
Inspector Glen Munson of Humberside Police said: “I would like to praise the quick thinking member of the public who heard the man’s cry for help and called police immediately. There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of this individual helped to save this man’s life.”