Appeal for witnesses after assault on Spalding train platform

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British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for anyone who saw a man assaulted by two men on the platform at Spalding train station to come forward.

Investigators wish to speak to anyone who saw what took place during the incident, which took place at 1pm on Saturday, 22 February as passengers left the 12.41pm Peterborough to Lincoln Central station.

PC Zak Stevens, from BTP Peterborough, explained: “The victim, a man in his 60s from London, had been travelling on the train from Peterborough to Spalding with family members to go to a family party.

“They got off the train at Spalding and were on platform 2 when the victim was approached by two men, one of whom pushed him in the chest and caused him to fall to the floor, suffering a fractured wrist in the process.”

Officers dealing with the case are following a number of enquiries, including interviewing witnesses and looking at CCTV opportunities from the station.

The suspects are both described as white men with Eastern European accents. The first was around 6ft 2, slim build, bald, and wearing jeans and a grey silk jacket. The second was 6ft, slim build, with brown hair and was wearing jeans. Both ran away from the station soon after the incident had happened.

PC Stevens added: “We believe there were a number of people on the service and at the station at the time that may have seen what took place.

“I would urge anyone with information, no matter how small, to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference LNA/B5 of 02/03/2014. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.