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Police in MEA arrest man following assault on train

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Police in Larne arrested a 34-year-old man following an assault on a train at around 9.10 am on Wednesday, May 8th.

Police received a report that a member of staff had been assaulted on the train within the Magheramorne area of Larne.

Officers attended the Magheramorne area and arrested the man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and criminal damage, he remains in custody.

Inspector Parkes said:

“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. Everyone deserves to be safe in their place of work and we are asking for the continued support of the whole community in showing zero tolerance to abuse of Translink staff.

“If anyone wishes to report a crime that occurs on any method of public transport, or any offence against Translink staff or passengers, please contact police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has condemned an attack on a train conductor on board a rail service earlier today.

Minister O’Dowd said: 

“This is a despicable act which I condemn outright. The safety of staff delivering essential public transport services is paramount. Staff should be able to go to their work without fear of attack.  

“My thoughts are with the train conductor involved in this incident and I wish him a speedy recovery. 

“Anyone with information about the attack should contact the PSNI or Translink, who are offering an award for information which leads to a conviction.” 


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