Train station attendant from Wakefield assaulted with biscuits

Images of a man police want to speak to have today been released after a member of staff from Huddersfield railway station was assaulted.'British Transport Police (BTP) officers are keen to speak to the man, who was at the station at the time of the incident, at 9pm on Tuesday, 16 July.'PC Sam Bloomfield, investigating officer, explained: 'A man, in the company of a younger man, who we believe may have been his son, was attempting to enter the station to travel without a ticket.
Images of a man police want to speak to have today been released after a member of staff from Huddersfield railway station was assaulted.'British Transport Police (BTP) officers are keen to speak to the man, who was at the station at the time of the incident, at 9pm on Tuesday, 16 July.'PC Sam Bloomfield, investigating officer, explained: 'A man, in the company of a younger man, who we believe may have been his son, was attempting to enter the station to travel without a ticket.
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A railway attendant from Wakefield has been assaulted with biscuits.

British Transport Police said the 37-year-old man was working at Huddersfield train station at around 9pm on Tuesday, July 16, when he challenged a man who was trying to get in without a ticket.

PC Sam Bloomfield said: “A man, in the company of a younger man, who we believe may have been his son, was attempting to enter the station to travel without a ticket.

“He was challenged by a member of staff who asked him to purchase a ticket or leave the station on a number of occasions.

“As he left the station he spat a mouthful of biscuits he was eating at the staff member and then threw the biscuit packet at him.

“The man also threw his phone at the victim but missed.

“This was an intimidating and unpleasant experience for a member of staff simply doing their job.

“We do not tolerate abuse such as this and will always do everything in our power to identify and convict anyone who engages in this type of unacceptable behaviour.”

British Transport Police can be contacted on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B5/NEA of 07/08/2013.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.