Friday, August 23, 2013
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to, who may be able to assist with their investigation.
The British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing to the public for help following an incident on board a train travelling between Exeter and Honiton.
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to, who may have information which can assist with their investigation.
Investigating officer PC Justin Hamling said: “The guard on board the 2257hrs Exeter St David’s – Salisbury service encountered a male passenger who had no ticket and no money to buy one.
“The guard told the man he would have to leave the train but the man hid in the toilet on board the train before leaving when the train arrived at Honiton station.
“However, the passenger subjected the guard to a torrent of abuse and threats before leaving the train. This behaviour was completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by BTP.
“Enquiries have been ongoing to trace the man, who may have been trying to travel to Axminster or Crewkerne.
“I am now releasing these images in the hope that someone will be able to identify the man pictured as I believe he will have key information about this incident.
“I would ask anyone who recognises the man to contact BTP straight away.”
Anyone with information is urged to call British Transport Police on freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.