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Refugee couple throw themselves on train track cradling tiny baby after hearing they are going to migrant camp



In a terrifying show of desperation this refugee couple cradle their tiny baby, after throwing themselves on train tracks as police try to take them to migrant camps in Hungary.

The heartbreaking footage shows a man and his wife laying on the tracks with their baby held between them as police officers attempt to drag them away.

In distressing scenes officers carrying batons and wearing full riot gear grab the arm of the mother as she struggles to hold on to her baby.

Couple throw themselves on tracks after being forced off train

Several other officers are seen subduing her husband by violently pushing his head to the ground.

ITV reporter James Mates, who witnessed the incident, reported refugees on board the trains leaving Budapest’s Keleti station believed they were going to Austria.

Father attempts to cling to his wife and child as he is pulled away

But the train soon stopped at the small town of Bicske 30 miles down the line where police were waiting.

“Refugees now being cleared from train one carriage at a time. Being corralled through an underpass, (very) unhappy,” he tweeted.

Reuters reported that the migrants banged on the windows and shouted: “No camp, no camp”.

Police tried to clear the train by carriages, 100 people or so at a time and push them through an underpass before backing down.

Hungarian policemen detain migrants on the tracks as they wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske

It was when riot police attempted to remove the refugees from the train that the man and woman threw themselves onto the track with their baby.

The anguish is visible on the man’s face as police attempt to drag him and his wife off the track.

The refugees soon began forcing their way back on to the train.

It was reported that all refugees then got back on the train in high temperatures with no water and no food.

Police were later seen handing water bottles through the train windows.

Thousands of refugees stormed Budapest’s Keleti station this morning rushing on to waiting trains despite being told no services would run to Western Europe.

In heart-wrenching images from the station a young boy is seen sobbing as he is held above the crush of humanity by his desperate family as they push on to waiting trains.

Sobbing mother cradles her baby as she is forced off the tracks

And a petition urging the Government to accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugees in the UK has gained more than 139,000 signatures and an associated social media campaign #refugeeswelcome has been a top trend on Twitter.

The government will now be required to issue a response to the demands.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today said the migrant emergency is a “wicked crisis” and added: “My heart is broken by the images and stories of men, women and children who have risked their lives to escape conflict, violence and persecution.”