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Serious assault on Margate to Faversham train



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Officers are appealing for witnesses after two passengers were injured during an unprovoked assault on board a train between Margate and Faversham. 

The incident happened between 11.25pm and midnight on 6 June. 

At Herne Bay station, two men joined the service and approached a man and a woman who were sat at a table seat. The men started to aggressively intimidate the couple before punching the man in the face repeatedly. 

The woman was also struck as she attempted to prevent further violence.  

At Swalecliffe station the victims moved to a different carriage. However, the two men followed them, assaulting the man further and threatening him by intimidating they had a knife.

Both males then got off the train at Swalecliffe station. 

The victims were left with minor injuries including cuts and bruises. 

Were you on the train? Did see you anything? If you have any information which could help our investigation, call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting 313 of 10 July. Alternatively, you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In connection with this incident, a 19-year-old man from Kent was arrested at the scene on suspicion of actual bodily harm. He was later released under investigation as enquiries continue. 

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