Man known as 'Silver Shadow' caught sitting on top of train travelling at 100mph

He boarded the train between two carriages

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'Idiotic' superhero wannabe 'Silver Shadow' caught surfing on top of train travelling at 100mph

A man who calls himself the 'Silver Shadow' was caught on camera surfing on top of a train travelling at up to 100mph.

He was seen boarding the exterior of a train in between two carriages and waiting for the doors to close at Rock Ferry station, Merseyside.

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Police have now released images of the incident and slammed the behaviour as "idiotic".

Moments later CCTV caught the wannabe lying on top of the train, waving at passengers as it passed through the next station on December 11.

Credits: British Transport Police

British Transport Police

He then got off the train at Bromborough station and was briefly questioned by staff at around 1.40pm.

Concealing his face, the man told staff he was called the 'Silver Shadow' and had travelled to Wirral from Birmingham, reports Liverpool Echo.

Credits: British Transport Police

British Transport Police

Investigating officer PC Andrew Richardson said: "Even attempting to get on the top of a train is a nonsensical and idiotic thing to do.

"The man concealed himself between two carriages above electrified rails and so one slip could have easily killed him and endangered the lives of those on the train.

"This isn't cool, it isn't funny, it's dangerous and we will not stand for it. If you recognise the man in these pictures, please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 141 of 21/12.