The student accused of not paying his rail fare who was filmed being manhandled off a train by a fellow passenger has hit back, insisting he did have a ticket.Sam Main, 19, from Falkirk, became an unwitting internet hit when the video of him being thrown off a ScotRail train was posted on YouTube.
The footage shows the student arguing with a conductor before another passenger intervenes to remove him. It has now had almost 1m views on the website.
Mr Main, who is studying surveying at Heriot-Watt University, was grabbed by a man identified in reports as Alan Pollock and forced out.
In the video, the student is seen trying to get back on to the train and complaining that his belongings are still on board as Mr Pollock is applauded by other passengers.
It has now emerged that Mr Main's family may take legal action against Mr Pollock after the teenager was injured in the tussle.
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