British Transport Police are investigating a serious assault on-board a train between Blackpool and Kirkham and have released this image in connection with the incident.
At just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday 5th April, the victim boarded a Preston-bound service at Blackpool North station. During her journey a woman sat diagonally across from her started shouting “paedo” and “you have my kids”. The same woman then turned to another passenger and racially abused him.
She then stood up, approached the victim and shouted “look at me” before grabbing her hair and pulling her head towards the table. After a few moments the woman then began punching and kicking the victim.
As a result of the attack, the victim sustained a split lip, black eyes and bruising to the face and body.
Officers believe the woman in the image may have information which could help their investigation.
If you recognise her, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 99 of 05/04/22.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.