Appeal for witness who challenged abusive drunks on Lincoln train

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information after a passenger was targeted by a group of abusive passengers on a train between Nottingham and Lincoln.

The incident took place on Saturday, April 18 on the 8.30pm Nottingham to Lincoln service just after it had left Nottingham railway station.

PC Jacqui Wadey, leading the investigation, said: “A group of four men and four women boarded the service at Nottingham and sat together.

“They were believed to be heavily under the influence of alcohol and began using offensive, lewd and inappropriate language. They also began throwing around alcohol which they had brought on board.

“A male passenger approached the group and when he asked them to calm down and stop, he was verbally abused by the group who acted very aggressively towards him.

“The man contacted police who met the train, spoke to the group and obtained their details but unfortunately the man left the service at Newark Northgate before speaking to officers.

“If that was you, please contact us. I would also urge anyone else who may have been travelling on the service and witnessed the incident to get in touch.

“People have a right to expect the rail network to be a safe and secure environment, and no one should be subjected to any kind of abuse or threats when they travel.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B5 of May 7.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.