Police appeal for information after train assault
By Prue_Reid | Thursday, January 03, 2013, 19:01
POLICE are appealing for information following an assault on a train travelling towards Weston-super-Mare.
British Transport Police have only just revealed CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an incident on Thursday, November 22.
Detective constable Richard Day who is the investigating officer said: "A group of three men in their late teens or early twenties boarded the 18.37hrs service to Taunton at Weston-super-Mare rail station.
"When the train arrived at Highbridge and Burnham station, two of the men pulled the emergency stop alarm.
"A number of other passengers tried to intervene but the men began assaulting them.
"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 BTP, as I believe they will both have key information which can assist this investigation."
Anyone with information which can assist is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Anyone contacting the police needs to quote incident reference B4/WWA of 02/01/2013.