A Labour MP has spoken of his shock after witnessing a drug user openly preparing a syringe to "shoot up" in a carriage of an inter-city express train.
Pat McFadden, who represents Wolverhampton South East, praised British Transport Police and Virgin Trains staff for their professionalism in dealing with the incident, which happened on a service from Wolverhampton to London on Sunday.
"A couple got on the train and the man started to prepare to inject with what I assumed was some sort of illegal drug," Mr McFadden said. "He was sitting opposite me and I saw him take his belt off to prepare to inject himself."
The MP then alerted train staff, who cleared the carriage and called the police at the next stop, Milton Keynes.
"The Virgin rail staff were just tremendous in the way they responded very quickly and very professionally," the MP went on.
A BTP spokesman said no arrests had been made.
"Two people were searched and two syringes were found," the spokesman confirmed.
"Their details were taken and they were removed from the train.