Appeal after train guard threatened

Darlington and Stockton Times: KNOW HIM? A CCTV still of a man wanted by British Transport Police in connection with threats made to a train guard KNOW HIM? A CCTV still of a man wanted by British Transport Police in connection with threats made to a train guard

BRITISH Transport Police officers have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a train guard was threatened by a man travelling without a ticket.

The incident happened at about 4.50pm on May 24, on an East Coast train service travelling between Darlington and Newcastle.

PC Gavin Alcorn, said: “During the journey a man became verbally abusive towards the train guard.

“When he was asked to buy a ticket, he accused the guard of racism.”

Feeling threatened, the guard walked away but, on arrival at Newcastle station, the man got off the train and walked the length of the platform to seek him out.

PC Alcorn added: “At this point the man threatened the guard with violence and another member of staff intervened.

“This prompted more verbal abuse from the man who eventually left the station.

“While neither member of staff was physically assaulted during this incident, they were both subjected to threatening and abusive language.

“Such abuse of staff on the rail network in this way is unacceptable.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B3 of 14/7/2014.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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6:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

JJ2000 says...

Give the guards a tazer, zap the arrogant chavs and chuck em off the train. While its moving.
At speed.
In a tunnel.

I have no time for brainless goons who think they're hard because they intimidate sensible people who, by nature, tend to avoid violence!
If they're that tough, send them to the front lines and make them carry the supplies and ammo for the 'real' men and women who risk everything.
Give the guards a tazer, zap the arrogant chavs and chuck em off the train. While its moving. At speed. In a tunnel. I have no time for brainless goons who think they're hard because they intimidate sensible people who, by nature, tend to avoid violence! If they're that tough, send them to the front lines and make them carry the supplies and ammo for the 'real' men and women who risk everything. JJ2000
  • Score: 15

9:21pm Mon 14 Jul 14

K. Richardson says...

Is it cos I is a thief ?
Racist ?... do me a favour.
Is it cos I is a thief ? Racist ?... do me a favour. K. Richardson
  • Score: 9

1:57am Wed 16 Jul 14

Fossildog says...

Why was he not apprehended at Newcastle? Why did the guard not call ahead? I think people using the race card in a situation like this should be prosecuted in the same way as people who use racist language in public are.
Why was he not apprehended at Newcastle? Why did the guard not call ahead? I think people using the race card in a situation like this should be prosecuted in the same way as people who use racist language in public are. Fossildog
  • Score: 6
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