Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman Punched at Train Station

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman Punched at Train Station

Article excerpt

A WOMAN was punched in the face and knocked out after she challenged a gang of 15 unruly youths at a railway station.

Police said the group were 'causing a disturbance' when the passenger, in her 30s, intervened.

She was alone at the time at Mossley railway station in Tameside and is understood to have been waiting for a train. British Transport Police (BTP) said she was punched once in the face and fell unconscious.

A spokesman said the woman wasn't seriously injured, despite being knocked out.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics and later taken to hospital for checks. An investigation is now underway.

BTP officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It's understood police were initially contacted as the gang were throwing stones on to the railway tracks near to the station. …

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