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Investigation launched after train guard “punched in chest”

An investigation has been launched following an assault on a train guard.

British Transport Police say the incident happened on Wednesday 9th August at around 9:34pm / 9:35pm at Pen y Fford rail station.

The guard was approached by a man, who had had a previous issue with his train fare on an earlier train service. When at Pen y Fford station he approached the guard and punched him in the chest.

Officers would now like to speak to the man in the CCTV image as they believe he may have information that could help with the investigation.

A BTP spokesperson said: “People have the right to travel and work on the rail network without fear or intimidation.”

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 586-090817.

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