Men assault passengers on train

PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 January 2013

One of the men the BTP want to speak to

One of the men the BTP want to speak to


TWO men pulled the emergency stop alarm on a train, and then assaulted passengers who tried to intervene.

The duo, who are in their late teens or early twenties, boarded the Taunton-bound 6.37pm service at Weston railway station on November 22 along with another man.

When it arrived at Highbridge and Burnham station they pulled the alarm and then attacked other passengers who tried to stop them.

The British Transport Police (BTP) has launched an appeal to trace the two men.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Day said: “It is believed the men had intended to travel to Bristol but had boarded the train to Taunton by mistake.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the men and I am now appealing for anyone who recognises then men in these photographs to contact the BTP, as I believe they will both have key information which can assist this investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact the BTP on 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting reference B4/WWA of 02/01/2013.

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