PO­LICE AP­PEAL OVER TRAIN AT­TACK

South Wales Evening Post - - FRONT PAGE - JA­SON EVANS @Evans­the­crime • 01792 545549 ja­[email protected]­di­awales.co.uk

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.

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