Police hunt woman after mum attacked

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A HUNT is under way for a vicious thug who attacked a woman as she waited for a train at a South Yorkshire station with her two young children.

Police said the 22-year-old victim was standing on a platform at Thurnscoe railway station, Barnsley, when her female attacker began verbally abusing her. She was then repeatedly punched in her face.

Inspector Graham Bridges, the investigating officer for British Transport Police, said: “The victim was waiting at the station for her train heading to Rotherham when another woman began to verbally abuse her.

“The woman then continued her attack and began to punch the victim several times in the face causing injuries to her eye and bruising to her face. The victim attended Barnsley General Hospital where she was treated for her injuries, including a small cut under her left eye.”

Officers are now viewing CCTV footage from inside and around the station.

Inspector Bridges said: “This must have been extremely traumatising for the victim’s two young children who were understandably terrified by what had happened.

“Thurnscoe station platforms were busy at the time of this nasty attack and I’d urge anyone who was at the station during this time, who may have witnessed the assault or who has information about the person responsible, to contact us.”

n Anyone who has any information about the incident, which happened between 3.20pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday, July 5, should call British Transport Police on 0800 405040.