Peterborough: Transport Police Release CCTV After Assault
4 March 2013, 06:00
British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image of man they would like to speak to after an assault on rail staff in Cambridgeshire.
BTP officers say it's one one four incidents on rail staff where workers have been assaulted in Cambridgeshire and London over the past few months.
Superintendent Phil Wilkinson told Heart: "The officers investigating these cases have followed a number of extensive enquiries in order to identify those responsible, including circulating images on police intelligence systems, but to no avail so far.
Now we are asking for members of the public to come forward and help officers in this investigation. If you know any of these people and can tell us who they are, then we want to hear from you."
Police are keen to speak to the man pictured below, after a ticket inspector was verbally abused and assaulted on-board a Peterborough to Kings Cross train on Tuesday, 18 September. The incident happened around 5.45pm.
The image is published along with a series of other CCTV following incidents across the rail network where:
A member of staff on board a First Capital Connect service had his arm twisted after he was attacked by a man who was travelling with an incorrect ticket on Wednesday, 10 October at 10.20am
A woman is sought by police following an incident on Sunday, 16 December at West Hampstead station. A London Overground train conductor was pushed up against a train and punched in the back at the station around 1pm
Officers investigating a violent assault on a security guard at Willesden Junction are keen to speak to the man pictured. After two men tried to pass through the ticket gates together, the guard approached the pair, before they spat, punched and aggressively kicked him.
Supt. Wilkinson added: "These were all very frightening incidents on members of rail staff who were simply trying to do their job.
BTP take assaults on rail staff, whether verbal or physical, very seriously and I would urge anyone who recognises any of the five to come forward."
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B9/LNA of 27/02/2013. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.