Witness appeal after Orangemen causes violent disorder at Ainsdale station


British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for help from the public to identify individuals who started fighting on a train travelling from Southport to Liverpool at the weekend.

The incident occurred after the Orange Lodge parade in Southport on Saturday, 11 July, at around 6.40pm.

Investigating officer Sgt Nicola McVey said: “Officers were called to Ainsdale station to a train that had departed Southport heading to Liverpool.  Disorder had broken out on board the service which resulted in a large scale fight.

“We want to hear from anyone who might have witnessed the trouble and are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

“Incidents like this intimidate and scare other passengers and will not be tolerated. It is vital we find those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B4 of 15/07/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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