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Teacher kicked off train for fare dodging said arrest was her ‘Rosa Parks moment’, court hears
An English teacher and Labor Party activist who was kicked off a train for dodging the fare before hurling insults at a station guard said the arrest was her ‘Rosa Parks moment’, a court heard.
How old is Anyannah Ndukwe?
Anyannah Ndukwe, 56, was seen behind another passenger through ticket barriers at Manchester’s Oxford Road train station in July 2019.
Why Northern Rail official Steven MacDonald?
The activist, who also teaches theater at Trinity High School in Hulme, was detained by Northern Rail official Steven MacDonald, who asked the woman if she had a valid ticket.
Ndukwe replied, ‘Are you taking the fucking fuck?’, Before saying ‘You’re a fucking head’ and walking away from her, she listened to the Bolton Magistrates Court.
She then herself boarded the train, which was consequently delayed by an hour while the British Transport Police were called in to escort Ndukwe off the scene.
Arrested And Charges
Ndukwe was arrested after she refused to give her name, she heard the court.
The teacher later claimed that she bought a ticket in advance through the Northern Rail app and accused the staff of racism, even comparing herself to civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
Parks, known as ‘the mother of the freedom movement’, refused to leave a bus seat reserved for whites in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.
Liverpool’s Ndukwe denied wrongdoing at Bolton Magistrates Court, but was found guilty of obstructing a train and using threatening behavior.
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She was fined £ 180 and ordered to pay £ 50 compensation to Mr McDonald, in addition to £ 400 in court costs.
Ndukwe was boarding a train back to Liverpool Lime Street after a day’s work when she was caught sliding through a ticket barrier behind another traveler.
Mr MacDonald said at the hearing: ‘I noticed that the client had come closer and that caught my attention. I noticed her “shuffled truffle: through the barriers and didn’t see a valid ticket so I asked for her ticket.”
PC Damian Stansfield of British Transport Police added
she never showed me a train ticket and we found that she was quite hostile, loud and not accommodating to us.
“We did our best verbally to get what we needed. We ordered a policewoman to help in the situation. We were forced to make the arrest at the time because she refused to give her name and address.
They then took her to a police van. She was upset and frustrated and she was crying when we made the arrest. People videotaped her protesting her innocence, but I wouldn’t agree that we were clumsy. ”
Ndukwe claimed that she ‘had a ticket like I always have’, adding: ‘It is absolutely not true that I went ahead.
“All training staff know that the application is temperamental and that there is always the risk of losing the mobile service connection.”
She also told the hearing that she ‘never said he was kidding me’, adding that ‘she said quietly,’ Oh my gosh, this guy is thinking ‘, but I never called him a’ damn f * * *. **head.’
“I’m sure I’m not the first person to have a problem with Northern Rail and its enforcement,” said Ndukwe.
“ The train that he was taking left at 3.25 p.m. and was in a hurry to catch that train. I felt violated like Rosa Parks and felt like I was re-creating that moment.
‘Nobody in this process was interested in seeing my ticket. I felt humiliated, raped, and extremely upset when I was arrested. I filled my eyes with tears.
‘I guess he was staring racism in the face. People asked what had happened on the train. Two passengers were uncomfortable with what they were seeing.
Anyannah Ndukwe Quicks And Facts
- Anyannah Ndukwe, 56, seen tailgating at Oxford Road train station, Manchester
- She swore at train guard before boarding train which was consequently delayed
- Ndukwe was found guilty of obstructing a train and using threatening behaviour