Bedford Boy Attacked At Watford High St Station

5 March 2015, 13:00

British Transport Police officers are releasing two CCTV images of two men they want to speak to, following an incident of grievous bodily harm at Watford High Street station.

The assault happened on Saturday, 17 January, between 5.20pm and 5.25pm.

The victim, a 17-year-old man from Bedford, was with his family travelling home from the Watford v Charlton football match.

While the victim and his family were waiting on the platform at Watford High Street, a group of males entered the station, chanting and shouting.

As the train pulled in to Watford High Street, a fight broke out between the victim’s group and approximately 10 other males.

The victim, his brother and cousin, managed to get away from the group and get on a Watford Junction-bound train. As they did, the group followed them, spitting at them, and then jumping on the train to continue the fight.

During the disturbance, the victim was punched, causing a double fracture to the jaw.

Detective Constable Nicholas Thompson said: “I am keen to speak to the people in the CCTV images, as they may hold vital information that could help us in our investigations.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference ESUB/B3 of 05/03/15. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.