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Three Teenagers from Malton Wanted After Filming Train Guard Being Threatened

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1:44pm 10th December 2012

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after a train guard was threatened by a passenger.

Officers believe three teenagers, travelling on the 2.48pm York to Scarborough service on Saturday 1 December 2012, may have filmed the incident and are appealing for them to come forward.

PC Nick Storey, the investigating officer, said: “The 45-year-old male train guard was dealing with a passenger who was attempting to travel without a ticket.

“The passenger is alleged to have become aggressive and threatened the guard, who then fled to his cab for safety and contacted the police.

A 28-year-old man from Moston in Manchester has been arrested by police for threatening behaviour and travel fraud. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until Monday, 14 January 2013.

PC Storey added: “A number of witnesses told us that the three young men travelling on the service recorded the incident on their mobile phones before leaving the service at Malton. We would like to hear from them, and would encourage them to contact us as they may have vital information which could help our enquiry.

“We would encourage anyone else who was travelling on this busy service and may have witnessed the incident to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting background log NEA/B5 of 10/12/2012. Alternatively call the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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