Mother With Baby Told To Leave First-Class Seat: Who Was Right?

14 December 2016, 08:31

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A mother carrying a young baby was kicked out of her first class seat on a Southern Train in an incident that has split the internet. Whose side are you on?

The mum was travelling on a Southern train to Brighton last week when she sat down in a first-class seat.

The passengers around her immediately asked her to leave, saying she hadn't paid for a first-class ticket. The mum insisted she had the right to sit there as it was a priority seat and she was holding a baby.

Was This Mother Right To Sit In First Class?

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When she asked for some respect, one passenger retorted: "And you have to respect your elders and betters. People have actually paid to sit in this carriage."

Southern trains say that priority seats in first class are available to ticket holders only unless it has been declassified due to disruption - and some passengers said that this appeared to be the case on this train.

Fellow passenger Tyrone Williams from Bromley posted this video on Facebook and it has been viewed over half a million times.

Who do you think was in the right - the mother, or the passengers that asked her to move?

 
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