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