Man ‘leapt from speeding train’, court hears

Critchlow is accused of jumping from a train

Critchlow is accused of jumping from a train

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A MAN is set to stand trial accused of smashing the window of a moving train before leaping from the carriage at 50mph.

Richard Critchlow allegedly used a fire extinguisher to break the window of the 7pm Glasgow to Newcastle service as it travelled through Dunbar last Thursday.

The 39-year-old is then said to have jumped from the speeding train before leading police on a chase which allegedly ended when he jumped into the sea in a bid to avoid arrest.

Critchlow, from London, was arrested and charged following the alleged incident and appeared from custody at Haddington Sheriff Court on Monday.

He was remanded in custody after denying all three charges against him and will return to the court to stand trial next month.

Critchlow is accused of conducting himself in a disorderly manner, trespassing on Network Rail land near Dunbar railway station and attempting to evade police officers by running into the sea in an attempt to avoid prosecution for the other alleged offences.