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Did you witness weekend train assault? – Newport/Cardiff



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We are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted on board a train between Newport and Cardiff.


Detectives would like to hear from any witnesses to the incident, which occurred between 3pm and 3.20pm on Saturday 5 May.  


One man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and is currently helping us with our enquiries, but we are now appealing for anyone who was on the train – the 12.22pm GWR service from Reading to Swansea - to come forward.


Detective Sergeant Guy Ellis said: “The victim, a 46-year-old woman, was sat with a child when the assault took place. Clearly this was a distressing incident, both for her and the child, and it is vital that we speak to anyone who was on that train.


“The attack took place on a sunny Saturday afternoon during bank holiday weekend, which meant the train was particularly busy, so I am convinced other passengers would have witnessed what happened.


“You may not realise it, but it’s possible you may have seen or heard something which could prove vital to our investigation.”


A 46-year-old man from Cwmbran has been arrested and interviewed by investigating officers, and released on police bail pending further enquiries, until Tuesday 29 May.


If you were on the 12.22pm Reading to Swansea service on Saturday 5 May – particularly between Newport and Cardiff - or have any information that could assist us with our enquiries, please call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 399 of 05/05/2018. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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