Man with bro­ken leg and two more need hos­pi­tal care af­ter train at­tack

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO peo­ple were left with se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a gang on a train.

The group of of­fend­ers were said to be chant­ing and singing be­fore the in­ci­dent which left a man with a bro­ken jaw and an­other with a bro­ken leg.

The vic­tims got off the train at Mac­cles­field train sta­tion fol­low­ing the at­tack on the Manch­ester Pic­cadilly to Stoke-onTrent on Satur­day at around 7.20pm.

Po­lice said they could not con­firm whether the as­sailants were foot­ball fans. Three vic­tims were taken to hos­pi­tal, in­clud­ing a man who had been hit by fly­ing glass. They have since been dis­charged.

A 16-year-old girl was also re­ported to have been hit by fly­ing glass but was not taken to hos­pi­tal.

A spokesper­son for Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice (BTP) said: “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter four peo­ple were in­jured fol­low­ing a dis­tur­bance on the 6.46pm Manch­ester Pic­cadilly to Stoke train on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 27. We are re­view­ing CCTV from the ser­vice and speak­ing to wit­nesses.” A spokesper­son from North­ern Rail said two trains had to be can­celled as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent.

Call trans­port po­lice on 0800 405040.

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