Peterborough: Train Passenger Assaulted

Two men have carried out an unprovoked assault on a man in his 60s after getting off a Peterborough to Spalding train.

Following an initial public appeal, British Transport Police have now isolated CCTV stills of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the assault, as it is believed he will have information to assist the investigation.

The incident took place at 1pm on Saturday, 22 February as passengers left the 12.41pm Peterborough to Lincoln Central station, and Detective Constable Sarah Trotter, leading the investigation, wants to hear from anyone who was on that service or at the station.

DC Trotter, from BTP Peterborough, said: "The victim, a man in his 60s from London, had been travelling on the train from Peterborough to Spalding with family members to go to a family party.

They got off the train at Spalding and were on platform 2 when the victim was approached by two men, one of whom pushed him in the chest and caused him to fall to the floor, suffering a fractured wrist in the process."

Officers have pursued a number of lines of enquiry, including interviewing witnesses and looking at CCTV from in and around the station.

DC Trotter added: "Passengers and staff have the right to travel on the rail network without fear of violence and we will fully investigate any such incidents when they occur.

"I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or who recognises the man pictured, to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference LNA/B5 of 02/03/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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