UK Christmas anti-drink ad shows woman under train

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British transport police on Thursday released CCTV footage of a drunk woman falling under a train as part of a campaign to encourage revellers to drink responsibly at Christmas.

The video shows the woman, wearing an overcoat and a hat, embark from the train before immediately stumbling backwards and falling between the platform and the carriage.

She was quickly recovered from the tracks at Barnsley station in Yorkshire, northern England, after the accident earlier this year and taken to hospital with only cuts and bruises.

"This woman was lucky to only end up with a few minor injuries and, had it not been for the alertness of other passengers who helped her, we could have been dealing with potentially serious injuries," police inspector Graham Bridges said.

"We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.

"We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly."

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