A man who was thrown at a moving train was just "inches from death" as fellow travellers watched on in horror, an English court heard as it tried the man who nearly killed him.
Daniel Worgan received a six-month suspended jail sentence in Shrewsbury Crown Court, in the north-east of England on Friday, after pleading guilty to hurling Robert Evans, 23, against a freight train at Shropshire station.
The incident was sparked when Mr Evans asked Mr Worgan to refrain from making lewd comments to girls at the station, the Telegraph reports.
The 23-year-old survived the attack but was left with multiple injuries.
CCTV footage of the incident shows Worgan grab his victim from where he is standing with a group of other travellers on the platform.
Dragging the young man by the arms, Worgan swings him around and pushes him into the train.
The victim bounces off the moving carriage and drops to the ground, narrowly avoiding falling into the gap between the train and the platform.
Worried bystanders rush to his aid and pull him away from the edge of the platform.
Sergeant Karl Anderson of the British Transport Police described the incident as a "deliberate, violent and reckless act which left the victim being inches from death".
Sergeant Anderson said the attack left a substantial impact on the victim, who said afterwards that he thought he was going to die.
Worgan was ordered to pay $378 compensation and complete 200 hours unpaid work. He was also put on a three-month curfew.
Tags: Man, thrown, against, moving, train
Location: Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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