British Transport Police appeal for help after assault

The British Transport Police are appealing for help tracing a man after a guard was assaulted. A man and woman boarded at train at Middlesbrough on 7 July. After it stopped at South Bank and continued towards Redcar, the man became abusive claiming the train had missed the station.

The 51 year old train manager, tried to calm the man. Suggesting the couple stay on the train until it returned at no extra cost.

The man then pushed the guard over from behind, hurting his head, grazing his arm and breaking his glasses. The couple left the train at Redcar.

This was an unpleasant physical attack on a member of rail staff who was simply trying to do his job. We will not tolerate behaviour and abuse such as this and will always seek to trace and convict anyone who engages in this type of unacceptable behaviour. I would urge anyone who may recognise the man, or know his current whereabouts to contact us

– PC Ryan Griffiths