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Witnesses sought after assault at Rugeley Town station – West Midlands

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Officers investigating a serious assault at Rugeley Town station are today urging witnesses of the assault to get in touch. 

The incident is believed to have happened at 3pm on Sunday 17 September. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was on the station platform waiting to catch a train. Two men then approached the victim and starting assaulting him. Four other men then joined in and assaulted the victim further. 

Two of the suspects are described as black men in their twenties. They were wearing black tracksuits with hoods and had on black air max trainers. The other four were white men in their early twenties. One was wearing a dark blue hooded top, another had on a white baseball cap with the words ‘Stussy’ on. 

Anyone who knows someone matching that description, who may have been in the Rugeley area at the time of the incident, is encouraged to contact BTP. 

Likewise, officers are hoping to speak with anyone who might have witnessed the assault and can help piece together what happened. 

Investigating officer PC Stuart Williamson, said: “This was a violent and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are urgently making enquiries to establish what happened. The victim had a possible fractured right cheek as a result of this assault as well as bruising around the eye and cheek area. 

“Violence will never be tolerated and we are working to identify those responsible for this nasty assault. 

“The victim remembers seeing other members of the public around the station at the time of the assault. Therefore I would like to hear from anyone who was at the station at the time of the assault and saw what happened.” 

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1700065255. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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