‘#Bagelgate’: Train carrying late night travellers from London to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, halted and police called after rowdy mob put bagels on other passengers’ heads

#Bagelgate - police called after rowdy mob on late night train from London to Huntingdon keep puttin

#Bagelgate - police called after rowdy mob on late night train from London to Huntingdon keep putting bagels on other travellers' heads. Pictured is a woman with a bagel on her head. - Credit: Archant

Police had to break up a fight on a train as rowdy passengers repeatedly placed bagels on other travellers’ heads on a late night service back to Huntingdon.

Officers were called to Potters Bar station in Hertfordshire just after 1am on Sunday to reports that passengers were fighting and intimidating others.

The 00.54am Great Northern service from King’s Cross to Huntingdon was halted for more than a quarter of an hour while officers took statements before allowing the train to continue its journey.

A video shows bagels on top of two passenger’s heads - the clip contains strong language.

Female passengers appear putting partial and whole bagels on a man’s head.


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He is then seen throwing the chunks out of the carriage window.

Meanwhile a group can be heard singing “he’s got bagel on his head”.

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Two officers are then shown boarding the train demanding to know what is going on.

Using the hashtag #BagelGate, British Transport Police tweeted: “Let’s be clear, no bagel should be treated so cruelly. And no one subjected to intimidating behaviour. Ever need us text 61016.”

A police spokesman said no allegations of any assault were made and there were no arrests.

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