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North Yorkshire Planker arrested.

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1:42pm 23rd June 2011

A York teen has been charged with trespassing after planking on a railway line in the city.

But what is 'Planking'?

It's an internet craze where photos are taken of people lying down in unusual places.

In this case, the picture was of 14 year old boy lying across railway track in York.

But after it was posted on the net, his dangerous stunt backfired.

He's been charged with tresspassing and will appear at York Youth court next month.

The fad has already claimed at least one life.

A 20 year old in Australia died after he tried to balance on the railings of a 7th floor balcony for a photo to go on a social network site.

A facebook site dedicated to the phenomenon in York is reminding people to have fun, but keep it safe and legal.

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