�1,000 reward over Letchworth train station attack

A TRAIN company is offering a �1000 reward in a bid to catch a man who headbutted a member of its staff.

A First Capital Connect (FCC) employee was on duty at Letchworth Railway Station durinf the early hours of Tuesday, August 9, when, unprovoked, he was assaulted.

Now FCC have offered the reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

British Transport Police (BTP) have released an image of a man they would like to identify and speak to in relation to the incident.

PC Matt Vyse, the investigating officer for BTP, said: “Just after 2am the victim was on platform one of the station as passengers were passing through.

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“Four men had just left the last service of the night and were heading out of the station when one of them broke away from the group and approached the member of staff. Suddenly, and completely unprovoked, the man headbutted the victim before rejoining the group, and leaving the station.

“Rail staff should be able to go about their job without fear and although unprovoked and violent incidents such as this are rare on the rail network, we take crimes like this extremely seriously and will do whatever we can to catch the person responsible and bring them to justice.”

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Tony Holland, head of security for FCC, added: “Violence against our staff is something we simply do not tolerate, and we will continue to work with BTP to ensure these types of incidents are eradicated on the rail network.

“By offering this reward, I hope it will encourage anyone with information to come forward and bring the person responsible to account.”

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B4/LNA of 18/08/2011.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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