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CCTV images released after staff member assaulted – Newport station

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Officers from British Transport Police are releasing CCTV images in an appeal for information after a member of rail staff was almost pushed onto the tracks. 

The incident happened on Saturday 13 August at Newport railway station in South Wales. 
 
At approximately 8.40pm a man was seen by staff to hold the doors of a train open as it was preparing to leave. This prevented the train from being dispatched. 

A member of staff approached the man and asked him to stand clear so that the train could leave. The man obliged and moved to the other platform. 

Once the train had departed, the man ran at the member of staff. He pushed him, causing him to nearly fall onto the tracks. 
 
The victim was fortunately not injured. 

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward, and CCTV images are being released in an effort to trace the person responsible. 

Investigating officer PC  Debi Rouse, said: “This was an aggressive and extremely dangerous thing to do. If a train had been coming and the member of staff fell onto the tracks, the consequences could have been lethal. 

“Violence and aggression against rail staff will never be tolerated. It is disgraceful that this victim was targeted for simply doing their job. 

“We are very keen to speak with the person who did this and to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information about what happened.

“If you have any information which could help us investigate then I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Any information can be passed to BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 505 of 13/08/2017. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Notes to editors: There is no moving footage of this incident available at this stage. 

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