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Southern rail staff throw dirty water at homeless man sitting outside a train station

Shocking moment Southern rail staff throw dirty water at a homeless man sitting outside a train station as he pleads with them to stop

  • Two Southern rail workers are seen standing by homeless man at Sutton station
  • Water from mop bucket is poured around man, drenching him and belongings
  • Video shows water thrown twice while man is on floor pleading with workers

This is the shocking moment Southern rail workers throw dirty water thought to contain bleach at a homeless man who is outside a train station.

Two workers, one in a high-vis jacket and the other holding a green bucket, stand at the side of the man as soapy water pours down the street outside Sutton station.

He appears to plead with the men and tries to move around on the floor but they do not leave him alone and more water is thrown from the bucket. 

The man spills the water around the homeless man outside the station

The homeless man stays on the wet floor, left, as the Southern rail worker pours dirty water around him, right, and another employee watches from the side at Sutton station

A carrier bag, thought to contain the man’s belongings, is seen on the video and also gets drenched.

One of the workers walks around to the other side of the homeless man and appears to say something to him before going back to the other employee.

The homeless man then sits up and appears to speak to them but what he’s saying can not be heard on the clip.

Shortly after the person filming can be heard saying: ‘I’m filming it because it’s absolutely disgusting behavior towards another human being.’

Someone else, thought to be one of the Southern workers, is then heard saying ‘you should know the story before you start recording.’

One of the men then starts mopping up the soapy water as the homeless man stays on the floor. 

The two men speak to the homeless man on the floor

The man talks to the workers but what he is saying is not clear on the video

The two workers, left, stand by the side of the man as he pleads with them, right, to stop

People walk by while one shocked passenger recorded the workers

The man's belongings also appear to be soaked during the incident

People walk pass the shocking incident, left, while the man, right, stays sitting in the water

The shocked passenger who recorded the incident, which happened at around 12.30pm yesterday, shared their footage on Facebook.

They wrote: ‘Southern Railway staff throw mop bucket water on this homeless gent! 

‘This took place at Sutton station. To make things worse it transpires there was bleach in the dirty user water and the gentleman is diabetic too.’ 

Dozens of other people have commented on the clip slamming the ‘awful behaviour.’

One person wrote: ‘This is awful. What disgusting treatment of a human being. Makes me sick.’

Another added: ‘Disgusting! Not only is this just wrong and humiliating…the knock on effect that would have had on his day as well, soaking someone who may have no means of getting dry.’ 

Southern Rail told MailOnline: ‘We are taking this very seriously and are in the process of conducting an internal investigation in regards to the online video.’


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