Intermediate reading test 1

Read the text and then decide whether the statements are true, false or whether the information is not found in the text.

Three men chased a mugger into East Putney station, London, after he punched and kicked an elderly woman, but were turned back at the barrier because they had no tickets, it was stated at the Central Criminal Court yesterday.

They were refused use of a telephone to call the police, so they bought platform tickets, went into the station and caught the attacker, a youth of 17. One of the pursuers had to go outside to make a 999 call.

Mr Justice Melford Stevenson said the incident deserved to be brought to the attention of the railway authorities. He sent the mugger to jail for five years.

Terry Tailor earlier had admitted assaulting Mrs Margaret Percy, aged 67, with intent to rob her.

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Question 1 of 6

Three men were stopped by the police for trying to catch a train without tickets.
 
 
 

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Question 2 of 6

The railway staff didn’t let the pursuers make an emergency call.
 
 
 

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Question 3 of 6

According to the Judge, railway authorities deserve more attention in emergencies.
 
 
 

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Question 4 of 6

An old lady was attacked and injured near a railway station in London.
 
 
 

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Question 5 of 6

Terry Tailor confessed that he had robbed someone before.
 
 
 

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Question 6 of 6

Barriers are mostly used to prevent crimes at East Putney station.
 
 
 

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