Train driver involved in 'fracas' at South Yorkshire station

A train driver was involved in a fracas with a teenager he asked to stop smoking at a South Yorkshire station.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 9:43 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:03 pm
A train driver was involved in a fracas with a teenage boy

British Transport Police said the driver of a Sheffield to Huddersfield service arrived at Barnsley railway station at 8.10pm on Monday, December 5 and spoke to a teenager about smoking by the waiting room doors.

It is claimed the teenager, thought to be around 17 years old, became abusive and started swearing at the driverAs the train started to leave the station, the teenager is alleged to have spat towards the driver and flicked a cigarette into his cab. The pair then became involved in a fracas.

PC Stephen Slocombe said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been on the platform at the time and may have witnessed the incident."

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Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

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