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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 am

A millionaire businessman has spoken out after claiming rail staff at London Euston refused to let his teenage daughter board a train home because they did not believe she was a child.

James Timpson, chief executive of Timpson Shoe Repairs, said 15-year-old Niamh was stranded alone after an inspector stopped her at the barrier as she went to get on the Virgin Trains service to Crewe, saying she looked too old for her ticket.

He tweeted about his anger, showing a picture of her ticket, which has "NOT A CHILD" scrawled across it.

Mr Timpson branded the company a "disgrace", and wrote: "Virgin Rail at Euston. Why do you stop a 15 year old girl at the barriers (who has a valid ticket) from traveling home.

"You say she has no ID to prove how old she is. It’s 7pm and she is alone now at the station. When did you have to prove how young you are? You are a disgrace."


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/14/millionaire-businessmans-teenage-daughter-stranded-alone-london/

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Post by magica on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:35 pm

It's so nasty to do that. It's dark and the girl is stranded at the station.

These ticket collectors should've used common sense and let her through. How many girls look their age, its a silly rule.
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Post by Syl on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:54 pm

Idiot.
I wonder if he has a young daughter would he like her to be treated like that by some jobsworth oaf?

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Post by Cass on Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:21 pm

That’s terrible on 2 counts. First he denied her entry and then he tweeted about it! Hope he gets severely reprimanded. Wouldn’t be surprised if he got fired.

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