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    Could any serving, or ex officers, take a look at last nights crimewatch and tell me what charge the girl at the 20 minute mark will be looking at. I realise there may be a slight difference between Scottish and English law but any idea would be great.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0152g4p

    Story behind it is its a woman where my wife works daughter that hit the emergency stop button then walked off laughing. Her mother dragged her down the Police station after watching it, but although she has admitted it was her she has not been charged with anything yet.

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    Scots Law as the incident happened in Scotland
    Could be Breach of the Peace or Public Endangerement
    There is also a Byelaw (Byelaw 9(5)) that applies on railway property, using the emergency stop without good cause :
    No person shall move, operate or stop any lift or escalator except: (i) in an emergency by means of equipment on or near which is a notice indicating that it is intended to be used in an emergency; or (ii) in case of a lift, by means of any of the controls intended for the use of passengers.

    As there was no emergency at least the Byelaw will apply and would be an offence under the Transport Act 2000
    Such offenders would normally be issued or served with a PND
    However as someone has been injured that would probably no longer be appropriate and so a maximim Level 3 sentence in court in accordance with the Byelaw
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    But surly as the woman was seriously injured would that not take precedence as the more serious crime? Public Endangerment was my first thought too, but someone was actually injured that would no longer stand.

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    The act was to press the button, the consequence was a passenger already on the escalator was injured
    The Fiscal could easily pursue an offence under the Byelaw, it would be quite difficult to prove the endangerement (as the passenger may have fallen irrespective of the stop button being pressed) under a charge of Breach of the Peace
    The charge under the Byelaw would result in a higher sentence (Level 3 as against Level 2) as it would not be deemed to be violent conduct and would come under the lesser charge of Affray

    An alternative would be a Section 5 charge, such that disorderly behaviour has caused disturbance in a public area and resulted in pushing any member of public in that area
    Both the offender and victim are within visual sight of each other, so that confirms that this could also apply
    However as above only a maximum Level 2 sentence would probably apply
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