Evans claims British transport police told him the officer who asked him to delete his footage was part of Northern Rail’s rail response team. Northern Rail said it was trying to establish who made the request.
Though the reporter was prevented from filming the scuffles, members of the public managed to capture the arrests on their own phones.
The “rough” manner of the arrests have been criticised by organisers of the Freedom Ride demonstrations, which involve large groups of protesters all attempting to board the same train without buying a ticket.
Remarkably, Mr Wilson was able to live blog the whole ordeal via his Facebook page.