Fight on Hove train leads to two arrests

Posted On 15 Aug 2010 at 7:50 am

A fight on a train heading from Hove to Worthing resulted in two arrests.

Now British Transport Police (BTP) investigators are appealing for information about the incident which happened last Saturday (7 August) at about 9.30pm.

PC Billy Burstow, the investigating officer, said: “A group of men and women were travelling home after a day spent in Brighton when they began arguing and a fight broke out.

“This resulted in one of the men, a 30-year-old from Worthing, being punched in the face, leaving him with cuts underneath one of his eyes and on one of his cheeks.

“He was also left with a bruised and swollen eye.”

Police were called once the fight had broken out and two of the group, including the man who had been punched and a 19-year-old from Worthing, were arrested.

The men were both subsequently released on police bail pending further inquiries until Tuesday 31 August.

PC Burstow said: “We are currently making local inquiries into this incident and are working to build up a more complete picture of what exactly took place.

“We know that the train was fairly busy and I am keen to hear from anyone who was on board and who could assist our investigation.”

If you saw the fight or have any information about it, call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 405040.

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