RECENTLY, one of our readers saw a small child playing by the side of the railway platform at Grays railway station.
To say that they were shocked was an understatement. Both photographs seem to show that an adult was on hand but it does appear to be a disturbingly risky thing to do.
We sent the photographs to C2C and asked for a statement.
A spokesperson said: "We advise all passengers to stand behind the yellow safety line, which is clearly marked in this picture.
"When a train approaches a station we alert our passengers to stand behind the yellow line for their own safety.
"We would advise parents of young children to ensure their children stand back away from the platform edge at all times".