A man threatened to smash a rail conductor’s face in and threw his glasses across the carriage in a row over a train ticket.
British Transport Police have issued a CCTV image as they seek information about the incident on the Hull to Doncaster service.
The incident happened between 11.15am and 11.20am on Tuesday, December 17, as the conductor checked tickets after the train had stopped at Thorne North.
Sergeant Mark Burgess said: “The conductor approached a man who boarded the train Thorne North and asked him for a ticket.
“When the man was unable to produce a valid ticket he was made to pay full fare, despite having a pass, as he should have bought his ticket from the booking office.
“When the man realised he would have to pay the full fare he became abusive towards the conductor, threatening to ‘smash his face in’.
“The offender then snatched the conductor’s glasses and threw them across the carriage. He also threw a magazine at the conductor before leaving the train at Hatfield Stainforth.”
Officers have conducted a number of enquiries and have isolated the CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
Sgt Burgess said: “I believe the man captured on CCTV has key information about the incident and I urge anyone who recognises him to come forward.
“The conductor was simply trying to carry out his duties and the abusive man had no right to target him in such a way.”
n Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. In all calls please quote log NEA/B7 of 8/1/14.