A SCHOOLBOY has been caught on CCTV brandishing what appears to be an AK47 machine gun on a railway station platform.
The youngster, aged about 15, and a friend got the gun out of a bag and then allegedly aimed the weapon at a terrified crane driver working on the opposite side of the tracks at Newton Station in Hyde, Greater Manchester.
Driver David Wood rang his boss who filmed the incident on CCTV cameras and called police.
But after officers failed to turn up promptly, the youngsters disappeared.
So what are the cameras there for, if not to help solve crimes or to allow the police to dispatch officers to trouble spots immediately?
It’s all about budgets and shiny things for government bureaucracies.
(Link seen on The Other Side of Kim.)