A train passenger who stood up to a gang of foul-mouthed yobs at a Cornish station was subjected to a volley of abuse and threats for his trouble.
British Transport Police said the incident happened at Penryn railway station near Falmouth and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. PC Wayne Frost said a group of men entered Penryn railway station shortly after 7pm on Tuesday, and began shouting and swearing loudly in front of other passengers at the station. He said: “One passenger asked the men to curb their language, only to be met with further abuse and threats from members of the group. The men’s behaviour caused a number of passengers at the station to fear for their safety to such an extent that they did not board the service to Truro which this group of men got on at Penryn.”
The men who got off at Truro, are described as being white, in their 30s. One wore a turquoise-coloured top, a second wore a black jacket and jeans and a third wore a white T-shirt.
Mr Frost added: “Enquiries are ongoing, including reviewing CCTV from in and around both Penryn and Truro stations, to trace these men as their behaviour on this evening was completely unacceptable. I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident, or knows the men responsible, to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.
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