CCTV Images Released After York Train Fight
12:47pm 3rd January 2013
Police are looking for two men who got into a fight on a train after a day out at York Races.
British Transport Police have released CCTV images of the men who were involved in the fight on the 8.51pm Middlesbrough to Manchester Piccadilly service at 10.12pm on Saturday 13 October.
PC Kamala Nadkarni said: “A number of passengers boarded the train at York after returning from a day out at the York Racecourse.
“A man was talking to a woman on one side of the train while a group of men were stood on the opposite side.
"One of the group went up to the man and tried to grab him by the throat before a fight broke out, resulting in other people intervening to try and break it up.
“Unprovoked, another member of the group then punched a man who was standing close by and not believed to have been involved in the initial altercation.
"At Leeds station the person who grabbed the first man got off with the person who assaulted the second man.
“They made their way over the footbridge to wait for another train at a different platform."
Officers have not been able to find the men and so have now released CCTV images to try to find them.
PC Nadkarni added: “The train was busy at the time and we believe there may have been many witnesses who saw what took place. I would urge anyone who recognises these men or knows their whereabouts to please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B5 of 03/01/13, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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