Man and child in 'shocking' near-miss
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Man and child in 'shocking' near-miss at level crossing

A video showing a man and child running over a level crossing just seconds before a train passes has been released by Network Rail.

The incident on Sunday happened near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

The footage shows the pair open a gate and run across two sets of tracks, reaching safety just five seconds before the train passes.

Mark Brunnen, head of level crossings at Network Rail, said: “This is a shocking event which serves as an urgent warning for people to stop, look and listen when crossing the railway."