Witness appeal after men removed seats from train

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British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after a group of men removed seats from a Peterborough-bound train.

Officers are investigating the incident, which was reported to BTP in the early hours of Wednesday, 7 August.

PC Sean White, the investigating officer, said: “At about 2am, BTP officers were called to Peterborough station after a report of a group of youths swearing to passengers and removing seats from the train.

“BTP and Cambridgeshire Constabulary officers attended and met the 12.36am Kings Cross to Peterborough service and discovered minor damage to the train.”

An investigation has been launched and BTP is appealing for any witnesses who were on board the train, or anyone who has any information into the incident, to come forward. Officers will also be looking at CCTV from on board and at the station as part of their enquiries.

PC White added: “Although there was only minor damage left to the train, this must have been a very intimidating incident for those on board the train.

“I’d urge anyone who was at the station, on board the train, or has key information, to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B7/LNA of 07/08/2013. Information was also passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.