Police appeal after Newport woman attacked on train

Police appeal after Newport woman attacked on train

Police appeal after Newport woman attacked on train

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 POLICE are appealing for help after a Newport woman was assaulted on a train to Cardiff.

The 55-year-old woman from Newport, was queuing to board the train at Newport railway station when she became involved in “a verbal altercation” with another woman.

Investigating officer PC Ian Brinkworth said the disagreement “escalated” once both were on the train, which resulted in the victim being assaulted.

He added: “This was a nasty attack which left the victim in some distress, and we’re eager to speak to anyone who was there at the time.”

The incident happened on the 0645 First Great Western service from Frome to Cardiff Central - around the time of the incident, which occurred around 8.30am on Monday, 10 March.

PC Brinkworth said: “We have interviewed the victim and obtained her account of the incident, and have also spoken to some witnesses, but I would urge others to come forward.

“This was a particularly busy service full of commuters heading into Cardiff to start their working day, and I am convinced a number of them must have witnessed the incident. It is vitally important that we speak to these people.

“If you were on that train or at Newport railway station around the time of the attack, I would ask you to please contact police as soon as possible. You may have seen or heard something which could prove crucial to our investigation.”

If you were on the 0645 Frome to Cardiff Central service or at Newport railway station around 8.30am on Monday, 10 March, or have any information that could assist police with their enquiries, contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference WHA/B3 of 21/03/2014. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

ncfcr says...

What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this.
What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this. ncfcr
  • Score: 18

4:23pm Fri 21 Mar 14

grumpyandopinionated says...

ncfcr wrote:
What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this.
I completly agree, this probably would not have escalated further than a heated argument if someone had the decency to try to calm down the situation. I don't think that its always because people are so selfish that they don't say anything I think that alot of the time people are scared of repocusions, and holding back for fear they will be the only one, not knowing if it's a row between family and butting in will mean both will have a go at you. But why can't someone just ask the simple question "Is something wrong"? You'll either be told to mind your own business or the situation will calm down as who ever is the agressor might think that someone does actually care and realise that they are being watched and give in.
[quote][p][bold]ncfcr[/bold] wrote: What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this.[/p][/quote]I completly agree, this probably would not have escalated further than a heated argument if someone had the decency to try to calm down the situation. I don't think that its always because people are so selfish that they don't say anything I think that alot of the time people are scared of repocusions, and holding back for fear they will be the only one, not knowing if it's a row between family and butting in will mean both will have a go at you. But why can't someone just ask the simple question "Is something wrong"? You'll either be told to mind your own business or the situation will calm down as who ever is the agressor might think that someone does actually care and realise that they are being watched and give in. grumpyandopinionated
  • Score: 9

5:54pm Fri 21 Mar 14

lee neale says...

had to be about the train que that's never orderly!
had to be about the train que that's never orderly! lee neale
  • Score: 4

9:34pm Fri 21 Mar 14

gadget says...

teachers are so greedy ,
teachers are so greedy , gadget
  • Score: -11

12:01am Sat 22 Mar 14

cymruamblyth says...

What is the world coming to if somebody can be assaulted in broad daylight in a busy train station! I imagine if anybody had intervened they would probably be arrested for infringing this scumbags human rights..
What is the world coming to if somebody can be assaulted in broad daylight in a busy train station! I imagine if anybody had intervened they would probably be arrested for infringing this scumbags human rights.. cymruamblyth
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Leepod says...

ncfcr wrote:
What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this.
Sociably inept and ill educated. Some people have no request or always got to have the last word regardless of age, sex or status....very sad
[quote][p][bold]ncfcr[/bold] wrote: What is wrong with people these days? Why would you do nothing to help? I am amazed by this.[/p][/quote]Sociably inept and ill educated. Some people have no request or always got to have the last word regardless of age, sex or status....very sad Leepod
  • Score: -1

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