Woman dangled legs over railway station’s platform

Lostock Hall Railway Station

Lostock Hall Railway Station

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A WOMAN who was seen dangling her legs over a train platform turned aggressive when transport officers questioned her.

Danielle Ainsworth, 27, was seen sitting on the edge alongside two companions on November 2 at Lostock Hall Railway station.

She had been waiting for the approaching train service to Accrington to see her mother, Preston Magistrates’ Court was told.

Prosecuting, Mike Wallbank said: “At about 3.47pm British Transport Police were called to a report three people were sitting on the edge of the platform. Officers attended and spoke to the people on the Blackburn bound platform.

“Ainsworth admitted having her legs over the edge while waiting for the train.

“They were unsteady on their feet. The officers were asking for details and suddenly it’s said she became abusive, swearing at them and trying to push past.”

Defending, Sarah Wilkinson said Ainsworth had a long-standing problem with alcohol. District Judge Jane Goodwin, imposing a curfew, said: “You have a terrible record of failing to come to court.”

Ainsworth must pay a £150 court charge, £85 costs and a £60 surcharge,