Thug spat on woman train passenger at Melton Mowbray
A drunken thug spat in a woman’s face as she travelled on a train to Leicester.
The “vile and degrading” assault took place shortly after the 30-year-old victim boarded the train at Melton.
A group of seven or eight men, who are believed to be Nottingham Forest fans, boarded the Leicester-bound train behind her.
Pc Mark Hudson, of British Transport Police said the woman and the men were standing in the vestibule area between carriages when the assault took place.
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Pc Hudson said: “One of the group is then alleged to have spat a mixture of spittle and alcohol in the side of the victim’s face.
“When she turned around to confront the group she was verbally abused. The victim left the train at Leicester.
“This was a vile and degrading assault which left the female victim understandably intimidated and upset on what should have been a routine train journey.
“It is possible that the males may have drawn attention to themselves on the service due to their behaviour and this could jog the memory of other people who saw them.
“We will do everything in our power to identify the people responsible and prosecute them.”
The incident took place on the 11.33am Melton to Leicester service on Saturday, February 2. Police released details today.
Contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference number B5/NEA of 18/02/2013.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.