Posted: Mon 1st Aug 2016

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

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article 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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