TRAIN passengers who saw a man punched and headbutted are urged to call police.

It happened aboard the East Coast service between Newcastle and Darlington on Friday October 26 between 7.20 and 8pm.

The victim, a 37-year-old man from Doncaster, boarded at Newcastle with his partner and searched for their pre-booked seats in Coach G.

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They found two men in their seats and when they asked them to move, one stood up and punched him in the face.

A scuffle ensued and the suspect then headbutted the victim.

PC Tanya Rickard of British Transport Police, said: “The victim sustained cuts to his forehead and has been left very shaken by the incident."

She said they wanted to hear from anyone in Coach G who witnessed the assault to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Callers should quote log 545 of 26 October 2012.