Arrests after fight on York train
12:31pm 21st March 2011
The British Transport Police are investigating after a fight broke out onboard a train in York station on Saturday (March 19th 2011.)
A 24 year old man from from Stockton was sitting alone when he was approached by two men.
A verbal altercation took place which quickly turned into a fight.
The victim was left with a cut lip and bruising to the face.
Two men from Middlesbrough, aged 21 and 22, were both arrested and have since been bailed until Sunday 17th April 2011 pending further police enquiries.
PC Investigating officer Dave Knox, of BTP York's station, said:
"The incident started around 9.50pm as the 7.40pm Kings Cross to Sunderland service was waiting at the station.
"The victim, a 24 year old from Stockton, was sitting alone when he was approached by two men who boarded the service at York as part of a larger group. A verbal altercation took place between the three which quickly turned into a fight.
"The incident was quickly broken up by fast-thinking passengers onboard the train and all three were taken off the train by officers."
"This was a very frightening incident for many of the passengers who were simply trying to make their way home. But thanks to those who stepped in to intervene, we were able to arrest the men.
"If anyone was on the 7.40pm Kings Cross to Sunderland service and who witnessed the incident, I'd urge you to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B5/NEA of 18/03/2011."
The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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