TfL criticises dangerous stunt by darts fan filmed sliding down Tube escalators

first_imgTop night last night, but this has to be the highlight 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/yMqDvOoVML— James Gower (@__gower) December 21, 2017 “I’m injured but it’s all worth it – I mainly hurt my knee and it’s bruised but it’ll go.“The gentleman asked me if I was OK and I said yes and went on my way.”He said he woke up the next day unable to move but at the time he had consumed enough alcohol not to feel the pain. A TfL spokesman told the Telegraph Mr Andrews was an “idiot” and said in a statement: “Safety is our top priority and pranks like this are dangerous for not only those involved but also to other customers.”We have frequent PA announcements reminding customers to be careful when using escalators, and we also run safety campaigns throughout the year to encourage customers to take care whilst traveling on our network.” The video has been seen ten million times, and has even been enjoyed in Parliament, with David Lammy MP commenting on Twitter: “MIND THE GAP.”Actor John Barrowman tweeted: “What an idiot but too funny.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Sliding into 2018 exactly like this 😂😩😩😩 https://t.co/hg0mFcpAh4— Jamie Ohara (@Mrjamieohara1) December 21, 2017 Transport for London has criticised a darts fan who decided to travel down the escalators by sliding on the chute in the middle.However, his plan appeared badly thought-through, and he was filmed bashing into an emergency stop button in the eye-watering footage, as well as falling onto the escalator stairs at the bottom.22-year-old Freddie Andrews from Tonbridge, Kent, said the idea to slide down the middle came to him after he had enjoyed 10 pints while watching the darts.In the video, he is seen slipping down the chute at speed as his friends laugh in the background, before being forced into a backflip and landing on the floor.He said he landed at the feet of a surprised commuter after his painful journey.Mr Andrews, who works at Asda, told The Sun: “It wasn’t planned, it was a one off because there was no one else on the escalator, so I thought I would chance it. His friend, who posted the video, said Mr Andrews has “cuts and bruises” after the stunt.last_img