Ticket inspector threatened by passenger who refused to buy a ticket

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A rail passenger swore at and threatened a train manager when she discovered he was travelling without a ticket.

The man was travelling on the 15.13 service from Milton Keynes to East Croydon on Tuesday, September 16, when he was approached by the member of staff.

Passenger who threatened rail staff, September 2014

Passenger who threatened rail staff, September 2014

As she checked passengers’ tickets it emerged he did not have one, and he refused to buy one.

The incident took place between 3.25pm and 3.40pm, as the train travelled between Leighton Buzzard and Berkhamsted railway stations.

PC Rob Hagan, said: “The man launched a tirade of verbal abuse towards the train manager, swearing repeatedly at her and making threats towards her. He left the train at Berkhamsted station but not before he launched another torrent of abuse towards the train manager.

“Although uninjured, the member of rail staff was left extremely shaken by the man’s behaviour.

“Enquiries have been ongoing to establish the identity of the man involved in the incident. Today, I am in a position to release a CCTV image of a man I would like to speak to as I believe he will have key information which can assist the investigation.”

If you know the man in these photographs, or know his current whereabouts, call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

In all calls, please quote incident reference MSUB/B12 of 22/10/14.