Passengers commuting on the London Underground were witness to a jaw-dropping moment when a man appeared to smoke crack cocaine on a packed Tube in front of travellers and children.
The shocking video has been shared widely on social media and shows the man slouched in his seat lighting a glass pipe while holding a bag of white powder. In the footage, fellow passengers are observed averting their gaze as the individual appears to inhale smoke on a Victoria Line train.
Subsequently, another video has surfaced online, depicting the same man engaging in the same behavior on a less crowded train during Saturday morning.
British Transport Police told MailOnline that it is investigating the first incident. The first video, which was posted on TikTok on Thursday, sparked shock when it was shared to X (formerly known as Twitter) the same day.
The person who shared the video on X wrote: “Thought I had seen it all”. One commenter wrote: “I know Londoners don’t like to make eye contact or talk to anyone whilst on the tube but when you’re breathing in second hand crack smoke, something should be said.”
Another wrote: “I think it’s time Londoners stop minding their own business. What do you mean you’re inhaling second hand crack?”
Conservative MP Neil O’Brien replied “so much needs to change” after watching the video.
In response to the post British Transport Police wrote: “We’re aware of this incident and officers are making enquiries. Anyone with information is asked to contact us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting ref 241 of 15/12/23.”
Crack cocaine is a Class A drug, which means it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell. People found in possession of it can be jailed for up to seven years and be given an unlimited fine, while those who supply it can be jailed for life as well as being fined.