Woman says football fan shoved food in her face on train from London to Northampton

Police are investigating an incident in which a a 'rowdy football fan' is alleged to have shoved food in a young woman's mouth on a train from London Euston to Northampton

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 3:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:59 pm
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Victoria Adams, aged 22, said the man got angry and called her “a typical f****** Londoner” when she put her headphones in and closed her eyes in an attempt to ignore him on a London Midland train on Saturday.

Miss Adams claims he began shoving his half-eaten takeaway food into her mouth and had to be dragged away by other men in the carriage.

Talking to the Evening Standard, Miss Adams, of Milton Keynes, said the man allegedly produced a snooker ball from his pocket, placed it inside a sock and began swinging it around inside the carriage in front of terrified children and families.

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Miss Adams said the train stopped at Tring and British Transport Police officers got on board to deal with the incident.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “I can confirm that a passenger posted on Twitter about an assault and disorder on the 17.54 train from Euston to Northampton on Saturday.

“We attended and spoke to the man involved. We would like to speak to anyone who was a victim of an offence in relation to this incident or who has any information about what took place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting reference 451 15/10/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.