This is the shocking moment an elderly man allegedly put a young boy in an armlock on a train because he wouldn't take his feet off a seat.
The image was published on social media over the weekend after the alleged incident occured on a train to Manchester last Friday.
The Manchester Evening News report that three young boys travelling without parental supervision got on the train at Blackburn.
It’s understood that the children, thought to be aged between 8 and 11, had been sitting with their feet on the seats.
They were approached by the man who asked them to take their feet down.
One student sitting beyond the boys said “He threatened them with a ‘clip around the ear’ and then went and sat back down. The children then put their feet back up and wouldn’t take them down. The guy then went over again and tried to take their feet down.”
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It was at this stage the man allegedly put one of the boys in an armlock and one of the boys took the photo which has been shared on Twitter and Facebook.
A spokesperson for Northern Rail said: “We are currently investigating this incident. Because of this, it wouldn’t be appropriate for us to comment at this time.”