Rail group seeks to reassure commuters tonight after Hitchin railway station robbery

A man was taken to hospital after a robbery at Hitchin railway station

A man was taken to hospital after a robbery at Hitchin railway station - Credit: Archant

A rail group has sought to reassure commuters after a robbery at Hitchin railway station last night.

A man in his 40’s was injured during a robbery after the British Transport Police were called to the station at 8.20pm yesterday evening

The victim was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage suffering from injuries to his head, ribs and hand before later being discharged.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “A man was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries until December 20.”

However, a spokesman for the Rail Delivery Group, representing Network Rail, said: “Everyone in the rail industry takes the safety and security of passengers and staff extremely seriously which is why crime on the railway has declined for 11 consecutive years.

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“Millions of pounds are spent funding the British Transport Police, improving CCTV at stations and hiring additional security staff to keep people safe.”

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