This is the horrifying moment a man pushed a bystander onto the tracks at a railway station minutes before a high speed train passed through.
The victim was left traumatised by the assault and continues to experience the shock of what police labelled as a "nasty and senseless" incident.
Shortly after 5am, on June 17, Andrew Kapta walked into Hanwell station and was seen walking erratically over the following 45 minutes, British Transport police (BTP) said.
He sauntered over to his victim, a 50-year-old man, who was standing near to the platform edge awaiting his train.
While he was waiting for his train, Kapta ran up to him before fiercely shoving him.
But with no time to react, the victim fell backwards off the platform and on to the tracks.
The victim immediately got up but was unable to climb back onto the platform, forcing him to walk dangerously to the end of the platform to safety.
As he walked away, he could hear his cruel attacker laughing and chuckling to himself.
Only two minutes later, a train moving at a high speed passed through the station although the victim did not suffer after long term serious injuries due to the shove.
The victim called 999 shortly after and Kapta was arrested.
Kapta, of Twyford Avenue, Acton , was sentenced to a 42-month jail term and ordered to pay a £170 victim surcharge at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday (November 17).
The 41-year-old had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of actual bodily harm and one count of endangering the safety of a person on the railway.
Investigating officer, detective constable Martin Coburn, said: "This was a highly traumatising assault for the victim who continues to experience the shock of this nasty and senseless assault.
"The consequences of Kapta’s unprovoked shove could have claimed the life of his victim.
"Thankfully, he was clear of the tracks before the approaching train sped through.
"Kapta was a dangerous and violent man and I hope this 42 month sentence gives him time to reflect on the severity of this assault.
"We simply will not tolerate aggression, hostility and violence on the rail network, and will stop at nothing to bring offenders to justice".
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