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    Man tries to board train with pony in Wrexham, Wales

    BBC News - Man tries to board train with pony in Wrexham

    A man has been captured on CCTV trying to board a train accompanied by a pony.

    Shocked staff watched as the man tried to get on the train at Wrexham General station with the white pony in tow

    After a conductor refused him entry, the man returned to the ticket booth where he tried to buy two tickets - for himself and the animal.

    Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) said horses were not permitted on safety grounds. The RSPCA said it was concerned and was viewing the CCTV tapes.

    The man tried to travel on Saturday's 1902 BST service to Holyhead on Anglesey with his four-legged companion.

    The ATW spokeswoman said: "Arriva Trains Wales allows dogs and small animals to travel on-board trains.

    "All animals, except dogs, must be conveyed within a fully enclosed basket or pet carrier with dimensions not exceeding 85 x 60 x 60cm.



    "Large animals, including horses and ponies, which may pose a risk to the general public are not permitted travel."

    She said the man later left the station with the animal, adding: "I'm not aware that anything like this has happened before."

    Meanwhile, it later emerged the man and pony turned up at the accident and emergency unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, asking for treatment for the animal from doctor.

    A health board spokesman added: "He was politely asked to leave the premises by the Security Guard and duly left, taking the pony with him."

    In a statement, the RSPCA said of the station incident it was "not a safe nor acceptable manner in which to transport an equine."

    It added: "The pony could have been injured or could have caused injury to passengers.

    "Horse owners require passports to move their animals and they should be housed in a safe and secure environment when transported.

    "The RSPCA inspectorate are currently viewing the images which have been released to the media."

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    Typical Welsh, surprised he wasn't caught trying to **** it.
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    Wrexham station, what a ****hole, can get a train there from Neston FFS, should tell you everything

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    He told her it was the Orient Express, first class to Paris, romantic luxury, etc. In fact it was the slow train to ****ing Anglesey. Some people will say anything for a bit of action.

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    TBF, Angelsey is a nice place but you'd want to drive there and take in the scenery, and there's a good pub you can stop at for a carvery

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    I don't have anything to add that could be funnier than the story.

    The man is clearly a class act.
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    I'd like to clarify before Heath and Voltman get here that it wasn't me or any of my relatives.
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    Anglesey is indeed a lovely place.

    Story reminds me of a member of the NSW Bar who rode his horse into town on circuit a few years back in order to annoy a snotty judge he'd had a run in with at dinner the evening before. Hitched it to the railing at the front of the court and wandered inside. Wasn't well received by the bench, but it was by everyone else at the court.
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    IMO he should've been allowed on, if he were to pony up enough cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    I'd like to clarify before Heath and Voltman get here that it wasn't me or any of my relatives.
    Thought it was sheep that you guys ****ed anyway?

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    If they can't find one, they'll probably do anything.

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    The better question is, will this replace planking?

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    Heh.

    And a decent filter avoidance too tbf.

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    Where does the pony go to get a passport?
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