Outmoded metal railings by a busy railway track are putting children at risk, a man has claimed.

Inayat Bhatti, who has posted a video on YouTube sharing his concerns, is calling for the railings, which stand atop the Chingford to Liverpool Street line in Walthamstow Village to urgently be replaced, the Waltham forest Guardian reports.

The particular section of track is near to nine schools in the area and next to a playground.

A engineer from Network Rail visited the site last month and deemed the railings safe.

But Mr Bhatti told the newspaper: "How can they call that safe? It's dangerous.

"It is a straight drop from the fence onto the railway tracks and the railings are practically being held up by trees and chicken wire."

Recently, a Corby couple alerted Network Rail after their cocker spaniel fell to railway tracks while out on a walk.

The company installed temporary fencing solutions to protect the site.

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