Guard and driver among four assaulted as fight breaks out on train at Southampton Central Station

Daily Echo: Train driver attacked during brawl on train at Southampton station Train driver attacked during brawl on train at Southampton station

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.

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11:08am Wed 14 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Probably upset at finding themselves in Southampton.
Probably upset at finding themselves in Southampton. rudolph_hucker
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11:13am Wed 14 May 14

Donald2000 says...

This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel. Donald2000
  • Score: 17

11:27am Wed 14 May 14

ToastyTea says...

Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever. ToastyTea
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11:42am Wed 14 May 14

Beer Monster says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not.

People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.[/p][/quote]Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not. People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem. Beer Monster
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12:31pm Wed 14 May 14

normal1965 says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Probably upset at finding themselves in Southampton.
skate on the page
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Probably upset at finding themselves in Southampton.[/p][/quote]skate on the page normal1965
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12:42pm Wed 14 May 14

ToastyTea says...

Beer Monster wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not.

People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.
aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell.
Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.[/p][/quote]Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not. People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.[/p][/quote]aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell. Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work. ToastyTea
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2:05pm Wed 14 May 14

Beer Monster says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not.

People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.
aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell.
Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work.
To be fair, I only travel back down south every couple of months to sort my garden out, see mates and/or go to a match at St. Mary's - I'd certainly fly if it were more regular than that. Booking my journey down next week three months prior on the train operating company websites early means that it only cost me £26 each way - bargain :-)

Flying only cuts a couple of hours off the total journey time when you take into consideration travelling to/from airports, security checks and waiting around (which will invariably include an overpriced pint in the bar, even the Wetherspoons in Edinburgh Airport charges £4+ a pint!).
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.[/p][/quote]Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not. People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.[/p][/quote]aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell. Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I only travel back down south every couple of months to sort my garden out, see mates and/or go to a match at St. Mary's - I'd certainly fly if it were more regular than that. Booking my journey down next week three months prior on the train operating company websites early means that it only cost me £26 each way - bargain :-) Flying only cuts a couple of hours off the total journey time when you take into consideration travelling to/from airports, security checks and waiting around (which will invariably include an overpriced pint in the bar, even the Wetherspoons in Edinburgh Airport charges £4+ a pint!). Beer Monster
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4:47pm Wed 14 May 14

ToastyTea says...

Beer Monster wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Beer Monster wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not.

People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.
aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell.
Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work.
To be fair, I only travel back down south every couple of months to sort my garden out, see mates and/or go to a match at St. Mary's - I'd certainly fly if it were more regular than that. Booking my journey down next week three months prior on the train operating company websites early means that it only cost me £26 each way - bargain :-)

Flying only cuts a couple of hours off the total journey time when you take into consideration travelling to/from airports, security checks and waiting around (which will invariably include an overpriced pint in the bar, even the Wetherspoons in Edinburgh Airport charges £4+ a pint!).
fair enough then :) that's pretty cheap on the train.
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.[/p][/quote]Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not. People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.[/p][/quote]aye nice having drink onboard if going out or whatever, I'm pretty sure the train companies make nice amount also with the beer and wine they sell. Dude you need to look at flights though that must be a nightmare journey for ya work.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I only travel back down south every couple of months to sort my garden out, see mates and/or go to a match at St. Mary's - I'd certainly fly if it were more regular than that. Booking my journey down next week three months prior on the train operating company websites early means that it only cost me £26 each way - bargain :-) Flying only cuts a couple of hours off the total journey time when you take into consideration travelling to/from airports, security checks and waiting around (which will invariably include an overpriced pint in the bar, even the Wetherspoons in Edinburgh Airport charges £4+ a pint!).[/p][/quote]fair enough then :) that's pretty cheap on the train. ToastyTea
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5:46pm Wed 14 May 14

The Man who says Hmmm says says...

Hmmmm
Hmmmm The Man who says Hmmm says
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9:51pm Wed 14 May 14

SOULJACKER says...

I gotta admit that selling licker on the train strikes me as odd.
Many times I got on the Cardiff to Portsmouth train at Romsey & there were half baked people on there that had been drinking since Cardiff & Lawd knows how in the hell they could afford it.
They always made a nuisance of themselves & it was just a matter of time before someone got a bit of a kicking.
I reckon they should open up the doors & get them to relieve themselves on the 'third rail' that should do it :)
I gotta admit that selling licker on the train strikes me as odd. Many times I got on the Cardiff to Portsmouth train at Romsey & there were half baked people on there that had been drinking since Cardiff & Lawd knows how in the hell they could afford it. They always made a nuisance of themselves & it was just a matter of time before someone got a bit of a kicking. I reckon they should open up the doors & get them to relieve themselves on the 'third rail' that should do it :) SOULJACKER
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5:14am Thu 15 May 14

skeptik says...

Suggesting that folk have the right to be drunk on public transport, then those who are also travelling and working on the transport surely have the right - not to take the risk. You might know that alcohol makes you a jolly sort - others might not be able to pick you out from the drunks who are not so jolly.
Suggesting that folk have the right to be drunk on public transport, then those who are also travelling and working on the transport surely have the right - not to take the risk. You might know that alcohol makes you a jolly sort - others might not be able to pick you out from the drunks who are not so jolly. skeptik
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5:19am Thu 15 May 14

skeptik says...

Suggesting that folk have the right to be drunk on public transport. Maybe other travellers and employees have the right to travel without fear, you may just be that person made jolly by alcohol how others are to know you are not one of those who cannot take their alcohol and becomes anti social.
Suggesting that folk have the right to be drunk on public transport. Maybe other travellers and employees have the right to travel without fear, you may just be that person made jolly by alcohol how others are to know you are not one of those who cannot take their alcohol and becomes anti social. skeptik
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Thu 15 May 14

shadwell says...

Good use of the English language and reporting techniques - 'The fight kicked off' and the reporter obviously likes the word 'including' four people were assaulted, including three members of railway staff, including the train guard and the driver.
Good use of the English language and reporting techniques - 'The fight kicked off' and the reporter obviously likes the word 'including' four people were assaulted, including three members of railway staff, including the train guard and the driver. shadwell
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4:50pm Thu 15 May 14

RomseyKeith says...

shadwell wrote:
Good use of the English language and reporting techniques - 'The fight kicked off' and the reporter obviously likes the word 'including' four people were assaulted, including three members of railway staff, including the train guard and the driver.
I liked "was left with a broken nose, whose has been readmitted to hospital this morning." Whose has been? Bless. Nice to let the little 8 year-olds have a go at writing journalism.
[quote][p][bold]shadwell[/bold] wrote: Good use of the English language and reporting techniques - 'The fight kicked off' and the reporter obviously likes the word 'including' four people were assaulted, including three members of railway staff, including the train guard and the driver.[/p][/quote]I liked "was left with a broken nose, whose has been readmitted to hospital this morning." Whose has been? Bless. Nice to let the little 8 year-olds have a go at writing journalism. RomseyKeith
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5:21pm Thu 15 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Beer Monster wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Donald2000 wrote:
This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out.

The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.
Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion.
Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.
Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not.

People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.
......what,alcoholis
m?
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: This does not surprise me; I can remember one occasion when I had to shut argumentative passengers up when travelling home after railway duties. What occurs is that these people get drunk and argue with one another on the train, then it spills out on to the platform afterwards, leaving the poor railway staff and BTP to sort it all out. The answer is that drunks should either be forbidden from boarding or instructed to get off the train at the next available stop. I am all in favour of banning alcohol from railway premises and arresting all drunks who travel.[/p][/quote]Arresting all drunks who travel ? why should people who are drunk but well behaved be stopped from travelling and getting home let alone arrested. Stupid suggestion. Not all people who have had a drink misbehave, these same people who caused trouble at the station could just well have been walking in the street and causing trouble with people or in a club or whatever.[/p][/quote]Well said ToastyTea. The main reason I prefer travelling by train between Southampton and up here in Scotland where I work, is so that I can relax and have a drink on the way. I've never had reason to cause trouble on this or any journey I've made by rail either commuting or for leisure, whether I've had a drink or not. People who do cause trouble show a lack of respect for others, and while alcohol can sometimes be the catalyst in this, it should not be the excuse nor the scapegoat in a deeper underlying problem.[/p][/quote]......what,alcoholis m? Positively4thStreet
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