Man apologises for offensive Petts Wood station death tweet

Sam Chadney has apologised for the above tweet, which followed the death of a woman at Petts Wood station on Wednesday

Sam Chadney has apologised for the above tweet, which followed the death of a woman at Petts Wood station on Wednesday

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A man has apologised for an offensive tweet that followed the death of a woman hit by a train in Petts Wood on Wednesday.

News Shopper reported yesterday a series of offensive Twitter and Facebook responses had been posted after the incident, which happened at Petts Wood station just before 11am.

Sam Chadney was one of those people, and said on Twitter: "Big thanks to the a***hole jumping in front of the train in Petts Wood."

The 21-year-old spoke to News Shopper this morning to apologise for his words.

He said: "I can only say I am young and it was a bit naive.

"That day was my birthday and I had something special planned and it was a bit scuppered but I shouldn't have done it.

"I don't know this woman personally and I am very sorry if I caused offence to her family and friends.

"There was no offence intended."

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12:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

Good on him, we were all young and naive once.
Good on him, we were all young and naive once. white rabbit9
  • Score: 32

2:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Citygirl83 says...

Well done for apologising, just hope he does learn from it. Things like this can have far reaching consequences. Oh and happy birthday for yesterday.
Well done for apologising, just hope he does learn from it. Things like this can have far reaching consequences. Oh and happy birthday for yesterday. Citygirl83
  • Score: 17

11:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

franksutton says...

Maybe......

Is this the first time he has put something grossly offensive on Twitter (hint, have a look)

Is apology sincere - or does the possibility of prosecution (refer to above) perhaps have something to do with it
Maybe...... Is this the first time he has put something grossly offensive on Twitter (hint, have a look) Is apology sincere - or does the possibility of prosecution (refer to above) perhaps have something to do with it franksutton
  • Score: 3

9:25am Sun 27 Apr 14

Marty1979 says...

franksutton wrote:
Maybe......

Is this the first time he has put something grossly offensive on Twitter (hint, have a look)

Is apology sincere - or does the possibility of prosecution (refer to above) perhaps have something to do with it
I see what you mean

And WR saying "we were all young once" but surely at 21 he should have grown up & be responsible for his actions?
[quote][p][bold]franksutton[/bold] wrote: Maybe...... Is this the first time he has put something grossly offensive on Twitter (hint, have a look) Is apology sincere - or does the possibility of prosecution (refer to above) perhaps have something to do with it[/p][/quote]I see what you mean And WR saying "we were all young once" but surely at 21 he should have grown up & be responsible for his actions? Marty1979
  • Score: -2

9:05am Mon 28 Apr 14

MsChevious says...

Looking back over his tweets he looks like a bit of a tw@t anyway. "Young & naive" may be an excuse when you're 14 but not when you're 21! The impact of tweeting silly things isn't really rocket science, is it!?
Looking back over his tweets he looks like a bit of a tw@t anyway. "Young & naive" may be an excuse when you're 14 but not when you're 21! The impact of tweeting silly things isn't really rocket science, is it!? MsChevious
  • Score: -2

3:02pm Thu 1 May 14

reasonable75 says...

A number of his tweets are insulting - and yes something you might get from a juvenile but not an adult of 21

Seems to me the apology was only because he was named & shamed
A number of his tweets are insulting - and yes something you might get from a juvenile but not an adult of 21 Seems to me the apology was only because he was named & shamed reasonable75
  • Score: 1

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