BTP using CCTV to clamp down on assaults on staff

CCTV images are being used to try to track down those responsible for a series of offences across the British Rail Network.

There have been four serious incidents in Cambridgeshire and London where rail staff have been assaulted in the last few months.

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Superintendent Phil Wilkinson, of British Transport Police, says that the officers investigating the cases have followed a number of extensive enquiries in order to identify those responsible, including the circulation of CCTV images on police intelligence systems, but so far to no avail.

Now the police are asking for members of the public to come forward and help them.

They are particularly keen to speak to a man involved when a ticket inspector was verbally abused and assaulted on board a Peterborough to King’s Cross train on Tuesday, 18 September, at about 5.45pm.

Other incidents, also captured on CCTV, saw a member of staff attacked by a man travelling with an incorrect ticket; a London Overground train conductor punched in the back; and a violent assault on a security guard, who was spat at, punched and kicked.

Supt Wilkinson said: “These were all very frightening attacks on members of rail staff who were simply trying to do their job. BTP take such assaults very seriously.”

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