Disabled Veteran dragged over Fuller Street railway bridge by rope.


Disabled veteran dragged over Fuller Street bridge by rope.

Residents showed what challenges they face after Suggitts Lane crossing closure. By using ropes to pull Keith Harrison a disabled veteran over Fuller Street bridge.

Keith Harrison said to Network rail I fought for your freedom but you took mine away. It is believed that Keith moved into the area 11 years ago and the crossing to the seafront was one of the prime reasons for buying the house. He relies on a mobility scooter due to back problems and arthritis.

Since Network Rail closed the crossing he has found it impossible to access the seafront because he can not get up the dangerous Fuller Street bridge. He believes that the closure of the crossing will lead to someone being badly hurt as they try to cross over the bridge especially when the bad weather comes.

Up to 500 people used Suggitts Lane crossing every day and there has not been a single injury according to Keith. Network Rail said Suggitts Lane crossing had to be closed for safety reasons as there had been 15 near misses with pedestrians since 2005.

The campaigners for Suggitts Lane met MP Martin Vickers on Friday he assured them that the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has continued to show an interest in supporting the crossing being reopened.


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