Man knocked out by fellow train passenger for putting his feet on seat

A man has claimed he was knocked unconscious by a fellow train passenger for refusing to take his feet off the seat.

Sam Holland was allegedly travelling home from London to Leigh-on-Sea on a C2C train with his girlfriend when he was approached by a man and ordered to move his feet.

When he pointed out that his shoes were not actually touching the fabric, Mr Holland said the conversation became heated and the man allegedly punched him in the face.

His head was slammed into the window of the train and he blacked out, he said.

Mr Holland, 31, logged a complaint with the British Transport Police after the alleged incident last November but the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

He shared the statement he had submitted to the police on his Facebook page in a bid to encourage witnesses of the alleged attack to come forward.

He wrote: “[The] gentleman told me to ‘get your f****** shoes of the chair’.

“My shoes were not on the seat nor was I attempting to stop somebody sitting down. The train was not full and I was resting my lower legs on the chair.

“I explained, ‘My shoes aren’t on the chair’. And this was repeated several times. I turned to my girlfriend and said: ‘Who the f*** does this guy think he is?'”

March 1st, 2017 by