A man who forced a train driver to slam on his emergency brakes when he stood on the tracks at a railway station has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Nathan Barker, 21, jumped on to the line at Bentley, South Yorkshire while under the influence of drink and drugs.

Barker, of Bentley, pleaded guilty to obstructing the railway just after 10pm on March 18, 2014 and was sentenced at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court.

Sergeant Steve Down, of British Transport Police (Doncaster), said: “The driver of a train arriving at the station had to apply the emergency breaks when he spotted Barker stood on the train tracks with his arms in the air.’