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Police Hunt Barnsley Fans After Train Station Attack

Monday February 3 2014

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POLICE are hunting a gang of Barnsley FC supporters who threw bottles at passengers at a Wakefield train station.

It happened at around 9.50pm on Saturday, January 11 at Kirkgate.

It's alleged the group of men were waiting at the station when they began to shout and throw objects - including bottles - at passengers on the opposite platform.

PC Christopher McGlynn, investigating officer, said: "We believe the men may have been Barnsley FC supporters who were returning home from the cancelled fixture at Charlton.

"Although no one was injured, it must have been an intimidating environment for other passengers simply waiting for their train home."

Police are continuing their enquiries and viewing the station's CCTV footage.

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 and quote reference NEA/B3 of January 30, 2014.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Observer on Saturday February 1 2014 at 05:24
How do they assume this? I would have thought the train stopped before waky to let them off it.

Reply Posted by Dave on Saturday February 1 2014 at 06:59
Why we'd they been in wakes anyway

Reply Posted by sally on Saturday February 1 2014 at 11:27
Its a nasty business violence and hooligans at football matches. PEOPLE ARE AFRAID AT THESE TIMES. I do not know why these things happen. It is supposed to be a game. Children go to football as well, not pleasant for them either. To be honest what does it teach the young ones. WILL they grow up to think its acceptable and join in later years. They need to be caught and banned from all games for life. Good luck to police hope you find them.

Reply Posted by peter on Saturday February 1 2014 at 11:42
This was not at a football match. FACTS

Reply Posted by sam on Saturday February 1 2014 at 21:11
TRUE BARNSLEY. cum on TARN. TARN till i die