Appeal after rail staff abused

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:48 13 October 2011

The man the BTP want to speak to about the incident

The man the BTP want to speak to about the incident


A CYCLIST hurled abuse at rail staff, leading to the British Transport Police (BTP) to appeal for information.

The incident happened at around 9am on August 14 when a group of cyclists tried to board a train at Weston station, but were told by rail staff that only two of their cycle would be allowed on the train.

One of the cyclists then became abusive, and swore at both the station clerk and the train guard, before the group sought refunds for their tickets and left the station.

The man BTP officers would like to speak to is described as white, aged around 20, about six feet tall and was wearing a blue and white lycra cycling outfit.

As the BTP released CCTV pictures of the man, PC John Flower said: “I would now like to identify and speak to the man in these photographs as I believe he will have information which will assist the investigation.

“Abuse towards members of rail staff is unacceptable. Rail staff have the right to go about their duties without suffering abuse from members of the public.”

Anyone with information should contact the BTP on 0800 405040 and quote incident reference B8 of 28/09/2011, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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