Posted: Wed 20th Sep 2017

Police launch investigation after train guard assaulted at a Flintshire station

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Sep 20th, 2017

Officers from British Transport Police have launched an investigation following an assault on a train guard. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident happened on 9 August between the hours of 9.34pm and 9.35pm at Pen y fford rail station. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The guard was approached by a man, who had had a previous issue with his train fare on an earlier train service. When at Pen y fford station he approached the guard and punched him in the chest. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers would now like to speak to the man in the CCTV image as they believe he may have information that could help with the investigation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A BTP spokesperson said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“People have the right to travel and work on the rail network without fear or intimidation.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 586-090817. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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