March 19, 2019 10.26 am This story is over 61 months old

Teen arrested after train station assault

He has been released on bail

A teenager was arrested after an alleged assault at North Hykeham train station where eyewitnesses said a person ended up ‘on the train tracks’.

As previously reported, British Transport Police officers and paramedics attended the incident, which happened just after 2.15pm on Monday, March 18.

The incident saw the railway station temporarily closed and trains were prevented from using the platform. The station platform was reopened at around 4pm.

An eyewitness described seeing an assault on the platform and a man being “pushed onto the tracks”. He was reportedly pulled to safety before an oncoming train stopped ahead of the platform.

One person suffered a minor eye injury following the incident.

British Transport Police confirmed a 16-year-old boy from Cambridgeshire was arrested on suspicion of endangering safety of rail users and assault.

He has been released on bail until April 10 while officers carry out further enquiries.

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.

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

A passenger previously 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.”