Rail worker punched in a ticket al­ter­ca­tion

Halifax Courier - - Yourcourier - By Felic­ity Macna­mara

A mem­ber of rail staff was punched dur­ing a “vi­o­lent” ticket al­ter­ca­tion at Hal­i­fax rail­way sta­tion. The in­ci­dent took place on Tues­day, July 28, just be­fore 9am. Of­fi­cers are now ap­peal­ing for the public’s help to iden­tify a woman who they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with the as­sault.

PC Beth Mid­dle­ton, lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said: “A woman ap­proached the ticket bar­ri­ers and was asked by the mem­ber of rail staff, a 22-year-old lo­cal man, to show her ticket.

“At this point the woman be­came ex­tremely ag­gres­sive and punched the man in the arm be­fore leav­ing the sta­tion.

“This was a vi­o­lent and un­pro­voked as­sault on a mem­ber of rail staff who was sim­ply do­ing his job; no-one should have to be sub­jected to such be­hav­iour.

“We would like to speak to the woman pic­tured in con­nec­tion with this in­ci­dent, if you recog­nise her or know her cur­rent where­abouts please con­tact us.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quot­ing ref­er­ence PSUB/B10 of 26/8/2015. In­for­ma­tion can be passed anony­mously to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

The woman po­lice would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with the as­sault

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