Bogus charity collector jailed

A man who pocketed commuters’ charity donations across the South has been jailed for 13 months.

Probe into car park death

An investigation has been launched after the death of a man who jumped from a multi-storey car park.

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Appeal after train assault

Police say the incident started after a man made homophobic comments about a passenger's dyed green hair.

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CCTV image released after officer attacked

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after one of their officers was assaulted at Aylesbury station on Friday 20 September.

Today the police released a CCTV image of the man they'd like to speak to in connection with the attack. PC Robert Maulini, the investigating officer, said:

"Around 9pm, the victim, a member of staff approached a man who was seen to have jumped the ticket barriers. The victim questioned the man and told him he would have to buy a valid ticket. The man then punched the victim repeatedly in the face, knocking him to the ground."

"Another man then began to verbally threaten the victim whilst he was on the floor. Both men then made off from the station."

The victim was left with minor cuts and bruises.

Lewes train fight police appeal

British Transport Police are appealing for information after a fight between two groups of people on a train at Lewes train station.

The police have released an image of the man they want to speak to in connection with the incident that happened on a Brighton to Ashford train on Saturday 31st August.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the fight Credit: Sussex Police

Detective Constable Nigel Craig is renewing the appeal for witnesses. He said: “After the service had pulled into Lewes station, a group of men and women on the train became involved in an altercation between another group of people who were waiting to board.

“One of the women, who was part of the group, began banging on the window close to the gap between the train and the platform.

"As a concerned member of rail staff intervened, one of the men in the group rugby tackled him to the floor, causing him to fall – with the woman – close to the platform edge. The member of rail staff was left with a graze to his knee and hand.”

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Appeal after suitcase stolen on train

Images captured on CCTV of a man police want to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to following a suitcase theft on a train travelling to Arundel.

The train was travelling between London Victoria and Arundel on Monday 25th November when a man who boarded at Crawley was seen removing the suitcase at 4.30.

PC Pete Cooke said: "After undertaking a wide range of enquiries to identify this man, including viewing CCTV on police intelligence systems, we are releasing them to the public in the hope that someone will recognise him."

The train was the 3.32pm London Victoria to Arundel service.

The small stolen suitcase was black with white spots and contained a sleeping bag, clothes and other items worth a total of £250.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on freephone 0800 40 50 40.

Police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: British Transport Police

Appeal after woman inappropriately touched on train

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British Transport Police have released this image in connection with the incident Credit: British Transport Police

A CCTV image has been released after a man inappropriately touched a woman on a Weymouth-bound train.

The incident happened between 8.35pm-8.50pm on a train travelling from London Waterloo station.

As the train left the station, a man approached the 45-year-old woman and asked to sit next to her.

He offered to share his fast food before touching her inappropriately, leaving her distressed.

The man, who was wearing a wedding ring, left the 8.35pm London Waterloo to Weymouth service at Woking station.

Det Cons Andy Parkinson said: "This was a very intimidating experience for the victim and we will do everything in our power to catch the man responsible."

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Appeal after couples attacked after Ascot races

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CCTV still of the women the Transport Police would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

Three women were attacked by two couples on a Waterloo-bound train following Ascot races.

The women used foul and abusive language towards the two couples- two men and two women.

The abuse continued on Richmond train station where the three women tried to attack the group of four before running away.

British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after receiving CCTV footage of the three women they want to speak to about the incident on Friday, June 21.

PC Neil Allison said: "This is a particularly violent and aggressive attack on two couples who had not done anything to provoke it.

"This is believed to be a very busy train service, with many of the passengers returning from a day at Ascot races. I am sure that other passengers on the train and at Richmond station may have information key to our investigation."

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CCTV still of the third woman the British Transport Police are going to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

The number to text to report rail crime - 61016 - full report

If you travel on the trains then it might be worth putting this text number in your mobile phone: 61016 is a new text service launched today by British Transport Police to report crime on our railways.

Anything from anti social behaviour to vandalism can be reported discreetly which it's hoped will identify problem routes and help catch offenders.

Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports and speaks to Dep Ch Const Paul Crowther and Sara Nelson of Passenger Focus.

Text to beat travel crimes - video report

Transport Police are to use new technology in a major crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour on trains.

From today passengers who see or witness anything suspicious can alert officers by text. Police say it should help them build up a better picture of where to target resources.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports and speaks to Dep Ch Const Paul Crowther of British Transport Police.

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