Train guard assaulted on Doncaster train

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a TRAIN guard was knocked to the floor and left badly shaken after he was pushed to the floor by a passenger.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident on November 22 on board the 7.35pm Newcastle to Birmingham New Street service at it travelled between Doncaster and Sheffield.

PC Ewan Brechin, the investigating officer, said: “The train guard, a 29-year-old man from Birmingham, was checking tickets in carriage D on the service when a man allegedly came running down the aisle towards him.

“The man is then alleged to have pushed the train guard, knocking him off his feet. Luckily he wasn’t injured, but was badly shaken following the incident.”

A 27-year-old man from Woodhouse in Sheffield was arrested for common assault by police following the incident, and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until December 7.

PC Brechin added: “We would encourage anyone who was travelling on this busy service and may have witnessed the incident to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B6/NEA. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.