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Police seek rail passenger with no ticket spat at guard at Worthing Station
10:10am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
A train passenger spat at a guard after refusing to pay for a ticket.
British Transport Police are investigating after the guard was assaulted as he talked to a passenger without a valid ticket travelling on a service arriving at Worthing Station at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, October 30.
The passenger, described as black, aged around 20 and approximately 5ft 11ins, was told to leave the train after refusing to buy a ticket.
The man then spat at the train guard, before leaving the train at Worthing with two other people.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “BTP officers are appealing for information after a member of staff was assaulted on a train near Worthing station on Tuesday, October 30.
“Police are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage and are calling on the public to help identify the man.”
Southern cancelled the 11.04pm return service between Brighton and West Worthing so the guard could report the incident.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting 630 of 30/10/2012.
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