THE father of a student who was filmed being thrown off a train after a dispute with a conductor has called for charges to be pressed against the passenger who “manhandled” him.
Sam Main, a 19-year-old Heriot-Watt University student, was arguing with the ScotRail conductor about not having a valid ticket on the train between Edinburgh and Perth when a fellow passenger – dubbed “the big man” – stepped in and physically threw the teenager off the train.
The altercation was filmed by another passenger and has become an internet sensation, with around 500,000 views.
The “big man” was today identified as Alan Pollock, a 35-year-old adviser for a Capital investment management firm.
Mr Main’s father, Lenny, 43, believes Mr Pollock should “have his day in court.” He added: “This big guy has basically thrown him head first on to the platform. “Sam’s landed on his face and has a big graze.”
British Transport police said inquiries were ongoing.