"Scunthorpe fans" assaulted train passengers, say BTP

By Dave Doyle | 09/11/2017

'Scunthorpe fans' assaulted train passengers, say BTP

FOOTBALL fans subjected passengers to lewd comments and a sexual assault, on a train from Rotherham to Doncaster, police said.

British Transport Police are seeking information on the incident, which happened between 5.53pm and 6.45pm on Saturday, October 14.

Rotherham United had just defeated Scunthorpe United 2-0 at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The men — thought to be Scunthorpe fans — made unwelcome remarks to fellow passengers, before a woman was assaulted at Swinton.

The 23-year-old stood up to leave and was sexually assaulted by one of the men involved, officers say.

They would like to speak to anyone on the train who witnessed the incident, or anyone with information which could help the investigation.

They urge such people to call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text on 61016, quoting reference number 200 of November 9.


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