Do you know this man? Police appeal after train conductor punched in face
British Transport Police have launched an investigation after a member of rail staff was punched in the face on the 2.53pm Victoria to Ramsgate train on Monday, February 18th.
Officers have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the incident, which took place around 4.30pm.
Det Const Bob Gee said: “A man got on at Faversham station and approached the ticket inspector to purchase a ticket to Herne Bay.
“The man became irate after his card was declined at the first attempt to take payment. When the payment went through on the second try, unprovoked, the man suddenly became violent, and punched the ticket inspector in the face, leaving him with a cracked cheekbone.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply trying to do his job. As a result of being punched, he is currently receiving treatment, including facial surgery, for his injuries.
“If you recognise the man pictured, if you saw the incident take place, or if you are the man himself, we urge you to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 405040 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Around a dozen horses were saved at a New Forest stables after an adjoining building caught fire yesterday.
Firefighters were called to a farmhouse in Hill Top at around 4.30pm and discovered the roof alight.
The building was surrounded by stables containing the horses, two of which were led to safety by an animal rescue specialist.
The others were able to remain in their stables but were also looked after by firefighters.
The occupants of the farmhouse were able to escape after their smoke alarm alerted them to the fire.
Around half the roof was destroyed and a third of the lounge was also damaged. The fire is believed to have originated from a log burner in the house.
The buildings were arranged in such a formation that we had to contain the fire quickly to prevent it spreading to the stables and barn.
"The crews worked very hard in a short space of time to strip the roof tiles to allow us to attack the fire from above. Firefighters also entered through the loft hatch to attack from below and surround the fire.
"The owners of the horses were certainly extremely grateful to see us contain the fire so quickly and stop it spreading to the stables."