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Couple attacked on last train home
3:38pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
POLICE have urged rail passengers to come forward after a couple were attacked as a late night train service prepared to depart Liverpool Lime Street station.
The violence broke out on the last train home to St Helens on a Saturday, September 22.
British Transport Police say several people were involved in the flashpoint which happened as the 11.16pm Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service was about to leave the station.
The man suffered cuts and grazes to his face.
Police have since arrested a 30-year-old man from St Helens in connection with the incident and he has since been bailed pending further enquiries until November.
PC Bryan Matthews said: “The couple were minding their own business, simply trying to use the rail network, when they became caught up in the violence.
“The train and platform were busy at the time of the assault and I am appealing to anyone who was on the train or who saw the violence, and has yet to speak to police, to come forward.”
Witnesses can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote background log B2/NWA of 4/10/12.