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To have wanted to report this guy

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Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:28:19

Getting off a packed train at King's Cross today I noticed an extremely drunk man with his daughter. She was about 5/6, he had evidently brought her up to London for the weekend. I know he was drunk because a) he REEKED of booze b) his eyes were red c) he nearly fell off the train getting off. He went the wrong way towards the end of the platform before someone pointed him in the right direction. Last I heard of him was 'Right, let's go to Lessersqqquare'

My heart broke in two for his lovely shiny girl, with her backpack and excited eyes.

Should I have reported him? Could I have? Who to?

drspouse Fri 10-Mar-17 18:29:01

Yes, British Transport Police

Trifleorbust Fri 10-Mar-17 18:29:33

I'm not sure you will get anywhere with that.

Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:31:53

I recall him shouting about his pit bulls too, at one point

Userone1 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:31:59

I remember reading recently about 2 women having their children taken away and put into foster care, when they boarded a bus, drunk at 10am

StillDrivingMeBonkers Fri 10-Mar-17 18:37:07

Pit bulls? In the UK? Really? Hysteria much ?

Birdsgottaf1y Fri 10-Mar-17 18:37:15

If he didn't reek of booze then I'd say YANU. My kidneys are underperforming and my eyes go red when I'm physically struggling. I get clumsy, as well.

So the child was well presented? It's someone else's call, if he puts her in danger, in any way. You didn't see enough to report him.

Hopefully, he'd have something to eat and sober up.

Moanyoldcow Fri 10-Mar-17 18:37:32

This makes me so sad.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Fri 10-Mar-17 18:38:30

Diabetic ketoacidosis is usually manifested by the person's breath bearing a fruity or alcoholic odour. This is because the person's cells are not able to use the glucose he consumes for energy due to the cells' low insulin levels.
In this instance the body resorts to burning fat in order to provide energy for the cells, and by-products known as ketones are produced. As ketones accumulate in the bloodstream, the person's breath starts to give off an odour of alcohol.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is potentially life-threatening. See a doctor immediately if it is suspected.

www.reference.com/health/disease-breath-smell-like-alcohol-564172e5b0b95c88

PatMullins Fri 10-Mar-17 18:39:37

Me too Moany sad

NavyandWhite Fri 10-Mar-17 18:39:51

His lovely shiny girl? Back pack and excited eyes? Those don't go hand in hand with an alcoholic father ime.

Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:40:53

He was pissed, not diabetic. I'm certain of that.

Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:41:36

Navy: From what she was saying her mum had put her on the train to meet him.

Userone1 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:42:25

You don't have to be an alcoholic to be pissed

Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:43:42

I didn't say he was an alcoholic

NavyandWhite Fri 10-Mar-17 18:44:19

You heard her say her mum had put her in the train?

Userone1 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:44:39

I didn't say you did!

Userone1 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:45:05

A 5 year old on the train alone

BoneyBackJefferson Fri 10-Mar-17 18:45:10

Your story would have to connect together better for it to have any long lasting legal affect.

Birdsgottaf1y Fri 10-Mar-17 18:46:40

Out of interest, why didn't you alert a Guard, to make a decision on contacting the Police?

Lalalax3 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:47:24

im not trying to mount any kind legal threat

John4703 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:47:30

Report him to British Transport Police. If they check and there is no problem he has wasted 10 minutes, if they find a problem a child is saved from potential harm. The child will probably enjoy all the attention no matter what.
Child safety must come first.

Userone1 Fri 10-Mar-17 18:48:05

5 year old put on train alone to meet drunk father, who has pit bulls lol 🙄

WorraLiberty Fri 10-Mar-17 18:54:02

Are you serious?

Should I have reported him? - Yes

Could I have? - Yes

Who to? - Transport police or absolutely any member of staff

confused

NavyandWhite Fri 10-Mar-17 18:55:39

I find it hard to believe that a mother would put her DD on the train her pissed up dad.

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