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Member of staff assaulted on train – Wakefield Kirkgate

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Wakefield Kirkgate

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We are appealing for information following an assault on board a train travelling between Leeds and Sheffield. 
 
The incident happened on 10 March between 9:40am and 10:05am. 
 
A man boarded the 9.40am Northern service from Leeds to Sheffield. As the train traveled to Wakefield Kirkgate, the man was challenged by the guard as he did not have a ticket. The man then assaulted the member of staff and verbally threatened members of the public. 
 
Thankfully the guard was not injured as a result of the assault. 
 
At Wakefield Kirkgate station, the man left the train and ran over the tracks to leave the station.  
Officers would like to speak with the man shown in this image as he may have information which could help the investigation.
 
If you recognise him, or have any information which could help, please call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 117 of 10/03/18. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 
 

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