CCTV pictures released after attack in Sowerby Bridge

Police investigating an attact at Sowerby Bridge Train Station want to speak to this man
Police investigating an attact at Sowerby Bridge Train Station want to speak to this man

Police investigating an attack at Sowerby Bridge Train Station have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers investigating an assault at Sowerby Bridge railway station, have today issued images of two men they believe may be able to assist them with their enquiries.

Police investigating an attact at Sowerby Bridge Train Station want to speak to this man

Police investigating an attact at Sowerby Bridge Train Station want to speak to this man

The 58-year-old victim was boarding the 10.54am Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange service at Sowerby Bridge at around 11.40am on Saturday, November 17 with his wife when the attack happened.

A group of two men and two women, already on the train, were being aggressive, shouting abuse at other passengers.

As the couple boarded the train, one of the men in the group headbutted the victim. His wife was also pushed.

The group then smashed the emergency alarm and pulled open the train doors before fleeing across the tracks.

PC Keith Warner said: “Following a previous appeal we have now reviewed CCTV and have identified two men who we would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

“This was a complete unprovoked and cowardly attack on a couple who were returning from enjoying a night out.

“The victim suffered a cut to his left eyebrow following the incident, his wife was thankfully uninjured.

“We would like to hear from anyone who recognise the two men pictured, or who may know their current whereabouts. We would also like to hear from anyone who was on the train, or at the station, who witnessed the incident who we haven’t already talked to.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040. Information can also be passed on anoynmously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

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