News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Police seek hammer carrying thug who threatened a Police Community Support Officer

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 1st, 2016.

British Transport Police are asking the public for helping in tracing a man they want to speak to in connection with an incident in which a Police Community Support Officer was threatened.

The incident happened at about 11.50am last Monday, 25 July, when a man was removed from a train at Rhyl railway station for not having a valid ticket.

A PCSO spoke to the man who became threatening and abusive, getting very close to the officer’s face, its alleged he was also carrying a hammer which was visible in a holdall.

The man then jumped over the ticket barriers and ran out of the station.

It is believed the man had been travelling to Liverpool.

Investigating officer PC Harry Thompson said:

“We would like to speak to the man in this image as we believe he may have valuable information in relation to this incident.

“We will not tolerate violent behaviour of any kind on our railways and so are committed to finding out who did this.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Thompson on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 239 of 25/07/16.

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