St Helens man in dock for putting feet up on train

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A St Helens man has been fined by a court - for putting his feet up on a train seat.

Daniel Murphy, of North Road in St Helens, was hauled before magistrates under a rarely-used law.

The 22-year-old’s legal woes began when he boarded a train on August 27.

Court documents relating to Murphy’s case do not reveal where he was travelling to, but at some point in the journey he put his feet up on the seating.

He was charged under the Railways Act of 1889 with interfering with the comfort or convenience of any person on the railway by putting your feet on the seats while on the train.

Merseyrail also accused him of “behaving in a disorderly, indecent or offensive manner by putting your feet on the seats while on the train”.

He admitted the offence when appeared before magistrates in St Helens on February 1.

Murphy was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.