A TRAIN driver was attacked and a colleague left with a broken nose after a brawl broke out on a train at a Southampton station.

The fight kicked off on aboard the train as it pulled up into Southampton Central railway station and spilled out onto the platform once the train had stopped.

As punches were thrown four people were assaulted, including three members of railway staff, including the train guard and the driver, while a third member of staff was left with a broken nose, whose has been readmitted to hospital this morning.

Now the British Transport Police are urging witnesses to the fight, either on the train or on the platform, to come forward and help them with their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Dave Peek, who is leading the investigation, said: “Rail staff have the right to come to work without the fear of violence.

“British Transport Police take all incidences of staff assault very seriously and we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“I'd ask anyone who was on the train at the time and has not yet come forward to the police to do so. They might have crucial information about what happened.”

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and affray - two 20-year-olds from Romsey, a 19-year-old from Romsey and a 20-year-old from Salisbury. They have been bailed until June 10 pending further enquiries.

Anyone will information about the incident, which happened at 11.15pm on Monday evening, should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.