CCTV released after member of rail staff assaulted at Edge Hill

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CCTV released after member of rail staff assaulted at Edge Hill

British Transport Police has released the CCTV image of man officers would like to speak to after a member of rail staff was assaulted at Edge Hill rail station.

The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday, 20 April, after the member of staff challenged a woman who did not have a valid ticket for travel.

PC Shaun Lee said: “The woman claimed her boyfriend would pay for her ticket and asked the member of staff to wait for her boyfriend to arrive.

“A few minutes later a man on a bike arrived at the station and, without slowing down, cycled directly into the booking office, colliding with the office door which struck the staff member in the face, cutting his lip.

“The man then became abusive, swearing at the victim stating he would not pay for the fare, before leaving the station with his girlfriend.

“The victim attempted to follow the pair out of the station, but the offender turned as if to attack and the victim ran back to the security of the office.”

PC Lee added: “Though the victim wasn’t seriously injured this was nevertheless an extremely harrowing experience.

“We have carried out a number of enquiries and have isolated CCTV images of a man we believe is key to this investigation.

“It is now vital that we trace him as soon as possible.”

If you recognise the man, or have any information about the incident, please contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log B5/NWA of 17/5/13.

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