On Saturday, May 2 at the Manchester Picadilly Station, a man jumped onto the train tracks to save a Labrador Retriever being dragged by his owner as the train approached.
The incoming Liverpool bound train was stopped after the man began walking along the tracks with his black Labrador in tow. Witnesses say the man was shouting and screaming as guards at the station switched the signals to red to halt the inbound train.
Fortunately, a “100% dog man”, Mickey Parkes was present. He wrestled the Labrador away from the man and took the dog back on to the platform handing him over to police.
Onlookers were shocked at the incident.
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“He’s clearly not well, so people were going towards him saying ‘what you’re doing what you’re doing?’ This one young chap had seen the train stop not a quarter of a mile away,” said witness Dusty Baggins. “The guard on the platform had seen it all and quick as anything phoned through and got the lights changed for the oncoming train.”
The 47-year-old suspect appeared at Salford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, and was charged with railway trespass. He pleaded guilty and was given an absolute discharge.
The Labrador is now being taken care of in a home.
“The dog is in a dog’s home now,” Baggins said.“It was a very old dog, the poor thing.”
Source: Mail Online