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Help officers identify two men after unprovoked assault at level crossing – North Wales



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Officers from British Transport Police are looking to identify two men after a level crossing manager was randomly assaulted. 

The incident happened at approximately 9.15pm on Wednesday 19 April at the Tal-Y-Cafn level crossing in North Wales. The victim – the crossing manager – was preparing to leave for the evening and approached the level crossing gates to check they were secure. 

As he inspected them, he was then struck around the head and fell to the ground. He was punched and kicked multiple times by two individuals. The attackers then ran off over the River Conwy. 

The two men who assaulted the victim were seen at Tal-Y-Cafn station earlier that evening enquiring about train times. 

Investigating officer PC Rob Thomas, said: “This was a very violent and seemingly random assault and I would be very keen to hear from anyone who could help us investigate. Both suspects are believed to be white men who are in their early twenties. One was wearing black Adidas tracksuit with a white stripe down the sides, he also had bright AstroTurf type shoes on. 

“The assault was in a very rural area and I am hoping someone may know someone who matches this description. Likewise, I would be looking to hear from anyone who was in the area of Tal-Y-Cafn station around 7.40pm that evening and saw two men. The road that passes Tal-Y-Cafn station is quite busy and I would encourage anyone who travelled on that road at the times above and uses a dash cam to please check their footage. 

“Fortunately, the victim’s injuries were not serious, nevertheless violence will simply not be tolerated and we will continue to examine all investigative avenues.” 

Anyone with information is asked to send a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 246 of 22/04/2017. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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