TWO weeks after a woman had a hot drink thrown over her at Newport railway station in a "nasty and unprovoked" incident, police have issued a fresh appeal for information.

British Transport Police is appealing to hear from anyone who was in the station’s coffee shop at the time to come forward - in particular, two "potentially key witnesses."

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 20.

Investigating officer PC Dan Heath said: “This was a nasty and seemingly unprovoked incident.

"The victim left the station shortly after and, despite our best efforts, we have so far been unable to track her down, so I am obviously anxious to speak to her to get a full account of exactly what happened.

“She was white, in her late 50s or early 60s, had short grey hair and was wearing a dark, hooded knee-length coat, a red and white striped top, grey trousers and shoes with white soles. Are you this person? If so, I would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.

“We are also extremely keen to speak to two women who were sat near the victim at the time. The first is described as white, in her 30s and was wearing a red jacket over a black top, black cycling shorts and light coloured trainers. She had a bike and was carrying a yellow hi-vis rucksack.

“The second woman was also white, in her late teens or early 20s, with shoulder length black hair, and was wearing black skinny jeans or leggings, a black hooded jumper with white stripes down the arms, black trainers and was carrying a black shoulder bag.

“Were you either of these people? If so, you may have seen or heard something which could prove vital to our investigation.

“This was a serious incident and it is imperative that we speak to anyone who was at the station, and particularly the coffee shop, at the time.”

A 32-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of common assault and released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

If you were in the coffee shop at Newport railway station at around 7.30pm on Wednesday, 20 September, or have any information that could assist us with our enquiries, please call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 503 of 20/09/2017 Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.