North Hykeham station closed due to assault

Police closed the railway station in North Hykeham and prevented trains from using the platform after an alleged assault.

Police said the incident happened between Lincoln and Newark Castle just after 2.15pm on Monday, March 18.

British Transport Police said: “We were called at 2.18pm on 18/03 following a report of an assault at Hykeham railway station, Lincolnshire.

“The victim suffered an injury to his eye. Officers and paramedics are currently at the scene.

“Enquiries to establish the circumstances behind the incident are ongoing.”

No arrests have been made at the time of writing.

EMAS told reporters that they sent a crewed ambulance to Lincoln train station after a call from the British Transport Police. One patient was taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

It disrupted trains on the Leicester, Lincoln and Grimsby route for some time.

The station platform was reopened at around 4pm.

East Midlands Trains are treating the disruption as a trespassing incident.

A passenger told The Lincolnite: “I’m on the train into Lincoln. There was an announcement the train was told by police that due to a serious incident no trains to or from Lincoln are allowed to stop at Hykeham Station and it’s not available for public use.”

East Midlands trains told The Lincolnite: “Hykeham station is closed completely. Passengers will be disrupted and rail replacement transport is being arranged.”