Man, 51, hit in the back in train dispute at Milton Keynes Railway Station



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A man was assaulted after an argument over baggage taking up a free seat on a train to Milton Keynes Railway Station.

British Transport Police officers have today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as they believe he will have information which can assist the investigation into the incident which took place at around 10.30pm on Saturday, May 24.

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PC Rob Lowth, investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 51-year-old man from the Milton Keynes area, was travelling on a Virgin Trains service from London Euston to Milton Keynes when he became involved in a dispute over baggage taking up a free seat.

“A man then assaulted the victim, hitting him in the back after both men left the train at Milton Keynes rail station.”

Officers have been carrying out several lines of enquiry, including viewing CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses to try to identify the man responsible for the assault.

PC Lowth added: “I am now in a position to release a CCTV image, showing a man I am keen to identify and speak to as I believe he will have information vital to this enquiry. If you know the man’s identity, or current whereabouts, please contact BTP straight away.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting incident reference MSUB/B12 of 04/07/14. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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