Schoolboy threatened on train from Freshfield to Ainsdale (Southport)

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Schoolboy threatened on train from Freshfield to Ainsdale
British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after a schoolboy was threatened with a knife whilst travelling between Freshfield and Ainsdale.

The incident happened shortly before 4.30pm on Tuesday, 1 April, as the 12-year-old made his way home from school.

PC Rob Benson said: “The boy was with a group of friends, on a train travelling from Freshfield, when he was approached by another youth who produced a multi-tool style knife and threatened him with it.

“The victim moved towards the front of the train to get away from the aggressor, but the youth, who was still carrying the knife, followed him.

“Thankfully, the boy wasn’t injured as a result of the incident, but he was extremely upset and shaken by the incident and is still struggling to come to terms with what happened.”

PC Benson added: “Knife crime, particularly incidents involving children, is rare on the rail network, and we want to ensure it stays that way.
“I am now calling on anyone who witnesses the incident to come forward.”

If you have information about the incident please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log PSUB/B8 of 24/4/14

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