Trouble on board Peterborough train

British Transport Police officers are appealing for witnesses following a group of men’s unacceptable behaviour on board an East Coast London King’s Cross to Peterborough/Newcastle service on Saturday evening.

A large group of men boarded the 8pm service at Kings Cross on Saturday, 6 April. During the journey, the men began to act disorderly, using offensive and inappropriate language. Between London and Peterborough, one witness reported the group thumping tables and windows.

The group are believed to have left the train at Doncaster station.

Officers have launched an investigation and will be looking at CCTV from on board the train and stations, and speaking to witnesses of the incident.

PC Chris Thompson-Chambers, the investigating officer, said: “This must have been an incredibly intimidating experience for those other passengers onboard the train that had to witness this disgraceful behaviour.

“A number of passengers on the train were subjected to unacceptable language and offensive remarks and we simply will not tolerate it.

“Those who think they can behave in such a way, and ruin law-abiding members of the public’s days out in the process, should know that BTP is committed to tackling disorder and anti-social behaviour.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B10/LNA of 09/04/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.