Passenger hurt in train rumpus

Pc Bob Burrowes

Pc Bob Burrowes

First published in News

A TRAIN passenger suffered a bad cut to his finger during an argument with a second man.

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for witnesses to the incident on the 8.30pm Bristol to London train last month.

The man was hurt between 9.10pm and 9.30pm on Friday, June 20, before the train arrived at Didcot Parkway station.

Pc Bob Burrowes, of BTP Oxford, said: “This train was a busy Friday night service so I’m confident that someone may have witnessed this incident that resulted in the victim receiving a serious injury to his finger. His finger was bleeding profusely, so a passenger must have seen that.”

But he said: “We have not really got the full story from either party involved.

“Incidents such as this are extremely rare on the rail network, which is generally a safe environment in which to travel.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who recalls seeing two men arguing with each other in coach F on this train to come forward and contact BTP.”

Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 405040, text 61016, or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:41am Fri 4 Jul 14

Gunslinger says...

Hardly sounds like the crime of the century.

Since the alleged incident occurred before the train got to Didcot, is it really very likely that local readers will have witnessed it?
Hardly sounds like the crime of the century. Since the alleged incident occurred before the train got to Didcot, is it really very likely that local readers will have witnessed it? Gunslinger
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11:32am Fri 4 Jul 14

docs says...

A cut finger?

Slow news day?
A cut finger? Slow news day? docs
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