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Train abuse CCTV image released
9:39am Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident on board a train between Birmingham New Street and Crewe.
At around 8pm on Monday, November 26, officers were called following reports of a man being abusive towards members of staff on-board a Birmingham to Glasgow Virgin Trains service.
Inspector Sonja Simister said: “During the journey a man, in first class, became verbally abusive towards staff and acted in a threatening manner towards them.
“Officers attended Crewe station to meet the service, but the man was able to run from the platform and out of the station before he was pointed out by rail staff.”
Insp Simister added: “Rail staff provide a valuable service to passengers and have the right to be able to work in an environment free from abuse or violence.
“On this occasion the man acted in a completely inappropriate manner and his threatening behaviour made staff feel intimidated and vulnerable.
“I am now calling on anyone who has information about the incident, or who recognises the man in the CCTV image – who I believe may hold key information – to come forward and make contact with BTP.”
Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800