Rugby team's naked strip game halts Tube train

London university team suspended after strip game on Tube train

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Rugby team naked strip game halts Tube train

A London university rugby team forced a District Line Tube train to come to a standstill after playing a strip game.

The train travelling from Richmond to Upminster was taken out of service four stops into its journey following the antics, leaving commuters stranded and rather unimpressed.

The players - who were wearing Imperial College Rugby sweatshirts - were allegedly swigging from bottles of wine while playing a stripping game that involved the team attempting to jump off the train at each station and remove a piece of clothing before re-boarding.

One man reportedly even stripped completely naked, prompting fellow passengers to call the behaviour "disgraceful".

The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Wednesday, and the train was held for eight minutes at Stamford Brook station, before being emptied of passengers and "de-trained" as the British Transport Police were called.

A BTP spokeswoman told the Evening Standard: "Our officers were called to Stamford Brook London Underground station shortly after 5.30pm on Wednesday, 29 October, to reports of a group of naked men on a District Line train between Richmond and Upminster.

"We conducted a search of the area but did not find anyone matching the description. Enquiries continue."

According to the Independent, an Imperial College spokesman issued a statement that read: "The Students' Union has very clear policies and rules in place regarding the behaviour of all members of its clubs and societies.

"Any breach of these policies and rules is taken very seriously by the College and the Students Union, and disciplinary action will be taken where necessary. As a result of this incident the Union has suspended the team in question pending investigation."

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