British Transport Police launch appeal after man is assaulted at rail station

Man who got off train at Ely and who British Transport Police would like to question

Man who got off train at Ely and who British Transport Police would like to question - Credit: Archant

AN appeal has been launched by British Transport Police to find a man who got off a train at Ely and is wanted for questioning about an assault.

Man who got off train at Ely and who British Transport Police would like to question

Man who got off train at Ely and who British Transport Police would like to question - Credit: Archant

The victim was punched in the face at Cambridge station on Tuesday June 25.

Investigators have released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Paul Harvey said: “The victim, a man from Kings Lynn, was waiting for a train around 7.40pm.

“After stepping to one side to let passengers off the train he began to board but a man pushed into him.


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“The victim challenged this behaviour and the man punched him several times in the face, causing his nose to bleed.”

Officers have obtained CCTV images of a man they believe can assist in their investigation.

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PC Harvey said: “It is believed the man left the service at Ely.

“If you recognise the man in the picture, or know his whereabouts then I would urge you to get in touch.

“I would also like to appeal to other passengers on the service who may have seen what happened to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016 quoting reference B5/LNA of 12/07/2013.

Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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