Man assaulted at Dawlish station

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Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:58pm

Officers investigating an assault at Dawlish station, where a man was head-butted by another man, are today appealing for witnesses.

At approximately 8.30pm on 25 August, there was an altercation on platform one at the station between two men. The victim, who has not yet contacted police, was head-butted by the suspect who then walks away.

A short while later he returns, and kicks and punches the man several times before boarding a train on platform one. Suddenly, the man gets off the trains, jumps across the tracks to platform two and, in an unprovoked manner, punches a member of public who is unconnected to the assault.

He then jumps over the tracks, back to platform one and boards the train.

Officers are today appealing for witnesses to this assault to get in touch. If you were at Dawlish station and saw what happened, please contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 616 of 25/08/2018. Or you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In connection with this incident, a 32-year-old man from Torquay was interviewed and reported for the offence of railway trespass, affray and ABH.