At first glance the first video looks like a drug user outside a station. That’s probably why people are not intervening.
So just came back and caught the audio, so it was filmed outside Liverpool Street station, so yes, most likely people think it is a crack addict on the floor so don’t want to get involved. I’ve alerted station staff before at High Street Kensington because person was so intoxicated they were a danger to themselves but I didn’t intervene directly.
The station staff took one look at him and called the police. Not everything is as straightforward as it seems, especially in a big city.
Quite right Joby, at least you did something if not directly. Video chap was there 20 minutes. It would have taken 30 seconds to find a copper in LSS and send them over.
If you think someone’s on crack or scamming, then a quick “do you need a doctor or a policeman” is enough to clear up any confusion. Making sure that people who are paid to deal with this are getting involved leaves you with a clear conscience for the day, without taking any ownership for someone’s welfare.