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we urge all rail companies who have not invested in state of the art security systems to do so immediately

The reaction follows a report in the Daily Telegraph detailing an incident on the platform of Manchester Oxford Brookes station involving a man pushing a police officer onto the tracks to avoid being immediately apprehended after causing a disturbance.

The man, later identified as Kevin Phythian from Runcorn, is seen on the footage recorded by the station’s on-platform close circuit cameras push a female police officer backwards onto the live tracks after she tried to arrest him for a series of racially motivated verbal attacks on a member of staff.

The officer was knocked unconscious following the impact and staff had to contact a nearby station to use an emergency phone to ensure all trains on the line were postponed until she was brought to safety. The fall caused her to sustain a cut on the back of her head as well as a broken finger and severe bruising to her arm, highlighting the force that was exerted by Phythian.

Despite escaping over the tracks and out of the station, he was apprehended by authorities who secured a positive identification following a review of the footage. A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in modern security implementation, has released a statement following the report.

“It is incidents such as the one we have seen here in Manchester that highlight the need for serious security measures to be in place throughout the country to ensure the rail network is a safe place for all – whether that is staff, members of the public or representatives of the local authorities.

“The CCTV footage not only allows police to identify the culprit with considerable ease, but also allows prosecutors to witness the severity of the incident for themselves and subsequently ensure that a sufficient punishment is issued in court. Here at AlertSystems, we urge all rail companies who have not invested in state of the art security systems to do so immediately in order to send a message to criminals across the country.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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