East Coast passenger punched and headbutted

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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.

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.

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3:39pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Employed Tax Payer, Central Darlo says...

Hope they catch the scum!
Hope they catch the scum! Employed Tax Payer, Central Darlo
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5:12pm Thu 22 Nov 12

5under1and says...

As a regular train user who reserves seats both in standard and first class, 80% of the time some idiot is sat in my seat and when you point out this they look at you like your stupid. Hopefully with the aid of CCTV these scum will be found, convicted and locked up.
As a regular train user who reserves seats both in standard and first class, 80% of the time some idiot is sat in my seat and when you point out this they look at you like your stupid. Hopefully with the aid of CCTV these scum will be found, convicted and locked up. 5under1and
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Thu 22 Nov 12

stevegg says...

Are you trying to tell me that on a mainline service at a busy hour not one person had the bottle to intervene and everyone sat sheepishly until the next stop! Has everyone lost their backbone?
Are you trying to tell me that on a mainline service at a busy hour not one person had the bottle to intervene and everyone sat sheepishly until the next stop! Has everyone lost their backbone? stevegg
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