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CCTV catches moment staff member was almost pushed onto train tracks in Newport

CCTV caught the moment a member of staff at a railway station was almost pushed on the tracks Credit: British Transport Police

CCTV cameras have captured the moment a rail staff member was almost pushed onto the tracks at Newport train station.

The incident happened on the 13th of August at around 8.40pm.

A man had been seen holding doors of a train open as it was preparing to leave.

Staff asked the man to stand clear but soon after the train left the station, the man ran at the member of staff - pushing him.

The British Transport Police is now calling on the public to help identify the man in the CCTV image to help with their enquiries.

Police are wanting to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image Credit: British Transport Police

This was an aggressive and extremely dangerous thing to do. If a train had been coming and the member of staff fell onto the tracks, the consequences could have been lethal. Violence and aggression against rail staff will never be tolerated. It is disgraceful that this victim was targeted for simply doing their job.

We are very keen to speak with the person who did this and to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information about what happened.

– PC Debi Rouse, British Transport Police