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Train Spotter Ordered To Stop Filming Trains Over Security Fears.

Raw Video : A trainspotter was ordered to stop taking pictures on a station platform because he might pose a `security risk.'

Edmund Tan, a retired chartered accountant, was approached by a Virgin Trains worker at Macclesfield. She demanded he put his cameras away.

The company says there is a ban on anyone taking pictures or filming at stations without permission because of `security concerns' - which includes fears about possible terrorist attacks. Footage shot by Mr Tan shows the confrontation, which ends with him pleading: "But I'm a trainspotter!”

Mr Tan, of London Road, Prestbury, later said: “I was amazed. In the past I have always taken photos of trains on the platform. The member of staff came over and told me to turn the camera off because I had not asked permission. She was very rude.

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“When I asked if I could have permission she said 'No'. I had as

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Added: Mar-19-2009 
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Tags: Train, Spotter, Ordered, To, Stop, Filming, Trains, Over, Security, Fears
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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