Two arrested after train guard 'attacked' at Preston station

British Transport Police say they were forced to use pepper spray to subdue one man after the incident escalated.
British Transport Police say they were forced to use pepper spray to subdue one man after the incident escalated.

A train guard was violently attacked in a "disturbance" at Preston train station, say police.

Police were called to the station at around 9pm on Saturday, July 7 following reports that a train guard had been headbutted and put into a headlock before being dragged from a train.

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British Transport Police attended and say they were forced to use pepper spray to subdue one man after the incident escalated.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to Preston station following reports of two men causing a disturbance.

"Police attended and two 28-year-old-men (one from Manchester, the other of no fixed address) were arrested on suspicion of railway trespass and a public order offence.

"They were each released under police investigation whilst enquiries continue."

Any witnesses are asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 698 of July 7, 2018.