Attack at railway station

People who witnessed a violent attack on a man waiting for a train with his son at Littleport rail station have been urged to contact police.

The man was waiting for the 11.31pm service from Downham Market when the assault took place at Littleport rail station on Saturday, 4 May at 11.20pm.

Several members of the public were present on the same platform and may have witnessed what took place, and officers want to hear from anyone with information.

Witnesses may also remember seeing a dark-coloured car with a loud and noticeable exhaust which the attackers used to leave the station car park immediately after.

Detective Constable Dave Rabbitt, of British Transport Police, explained: “The victim, a 26-year-old man from Ely, was waiting with his eight-year-old son in a shelter on the platform when two other men entered.

“The victim asked one of the men to stop smoking, who ignored the request and instead called someone on a mobile phone and left the station.

“Soon after, two different men entered the station, one of whom ran across the tracks to access the platform, shouted insults at the victim, and punched him in the head twice.

“The pair then proceeded to kick the man as he lay on the floor, before running away from the station by crossing the tracks again.

“The assault caused the victim to suffer swelling on his face, and left him badly shaken up.”

The two men who carried out the attack are both described as white Eastern European men in their early-to-mid twenties and around 5’10”.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016 quoting reference B6/LNA of 14/05/2013. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.