Transport Police in witness appeal as train passenger has finger injured in bite attack

Transport Police in witness appeal as train passenger has finger bitten off

Transport Police in witness appeal as train passenger has finger bitten off

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BRITISH Transport Police is appealing for information after a 41-year-old Windsor man had his finger bitten on a train travelling between Swindon and Didcot.

The disturbance occurred on First Great Western’s 2030hrs Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington service on Friday, June 20 between 9.10pm and 9.30pm, as the train travelled between Swindon and Didcot Parkway stations.

PC Bob Burrowes, of BTP Oxford, is appealing for anyone who may have seen the disturbance on board this train to come forward.

He said: “This train was a busy Friday night service so I’m confident that someone may have witnessed this incident which resulted in the victim receiving a serious injury to his finger.

“Incidents such as this are extremely rare on the rail network which is generally a safe environment on which to travel.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident and I am appealing for anyone who recalls seeing two men arguing with each other in coach F on this train, to come forward and contact BTP straight away.”

Anyone with anyinformation should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In all calls please quote incident reference GSUB/B4 of 02/07/2014.

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