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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Cumbrian train delayed after ‘bottle attack’ on man

Passengers faced long delays after a 40-year-old man was “bottled” on a train in Workington.

The incident happened on the Carlisle to Barrow train yesterday afternoon.

People boarded the 3.10pm train at Workington, only to remain in the station for about 45 minutes.

One eye witness wrote on social networking site Twitter: “Train delayed looks like someone’s been bottled on it.”

He later reported that the police were on board clearing up a broken bottle, and taking the man’s details.

Paramedics were also called to check the man’s head wound, but they left him on board to continue his journey home as he did not want to go to hospital.

The train did not leave Workington until almost 4pm.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “A passenger received head injuries on board the train but, after receiving treatment from an ambulance crew, indicated that he did not wish to make a complaint.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything on board the train to contact them.

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