POLICE APPEAL OVER TRAIN ATTACK
POLICE investigating a drunken assault on a train passenger who intervened when a guard was verbally abused have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with the incident.
The incident happened on the Transport for Wales service between Swansea and Gowerton.
Police said two intoxicated passengers who were causing a disturbance on the service were asked to leave by the guard, who was then subjected to verbal abuse by the men.
When a fellow passenger intervened, the men turned on him, grabbing him and throwing “multiple punches”.
Police said the good Samaritan was not seriously hurt but personal items were damaged.
Detectives said the men seen on station CCTV might be able to help them with their inquiries, and they are asking anyone with information about their identities and whereabouts to come forward.
The incident happened at around 6.35pm on October 31, but the public appeal is only now being made. A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Two intoxicated men were being verbally abusive to the guard on board the service. The guard had asked them to leave the service after they had been anti-social during the journey.
“A member of the public then went to intervene. However, the two men assaulted the passenger by grabbing him and then throwing multiple punches.
“Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured, although his headphones and sunglasses were damaged.
“Officers believe the men in these CCTV images may have information which could help them investigate.” ■ Can you help? Call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting reference 164 of 01/11/2018, or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111
Police investigating an assault on a Swansea to Gowerton train have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.