NAKED TRAIN PLOP MAN ‘MAY HAVE HAD STROKE’
SLURRED SPEECH: Hines A HAIRDRESSER believes he may have suffered a stroke before he took off his clothes and took a dump on a busy commuter train, a court heard.
Malcolm Hines, 58, was on the Greater Anglia service after visiting his 104-year-old mother when he allegedly began to undress in front of passengers.
He was arrested and escorted from the train at Stratford station shortly before 6pm on February 15.
Defending, Martin Lewis told Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court: “It is an unusual case and there is no doubt he acted in this way.
“He is on a train coming into London from Southend, there are other people in the carriage.
“The defendant is then seen taking off his trousers and defecating on the floor. have suffered a stroke.”
Hines, who was said to be a wealthy man, went to the Royal Free Hospital the day after the incident and is now seeking private treatment to find the cause of his behaviour.
Mr Lewis told the court: “It may be that something happened to the defendant that caused him to act in this way. He is mortified.
“He has no recollection and all he can remember is having an argument with his mother’s carers.
“He can remember getting on the train and then after he does not remember anything else.
Mr Lewis asked the court to adjourn the hearing so Hines could have an MRI scan to see if he had suffered any brain injury.
Hines, of Maida Vale, west London, did not enter a plea to one count of outraging public decency.
He will next appear at Highbury Magistrates Court on April 29.