Witness appeal after fight at Birkdale railway station


British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for witnesses to a large fight that occurred at Birkdale Station at around 9pm on Sunday, October 4.

Investigating officer PC Paul Hevey said: “A man who had been waiting on the platform alone became engaged in conversation with two other men before this turned into an altercation. The fight escalated and spread onto the railway tracks with the two men narrowly avoiding contact with the electrical rail.


“A large group then emerged from a nearby pub and became involved in the fracas, during which the fight spilled out onto the station car park.

“BTP officers arrived on the scene and an allegation of assault was made by two men.”

PC Hevey added: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this large scale disorder and violence, which must have been frightening to see.”

Anyone who thinks they might have information about the incident should contact officers to assist with their enquiries.


Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B5 of 16/10/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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