Two Sevenoaks youths arrested over alleged GBH on train driver
By kentsussex | Monday, January 28, 2013, 16:07
British Transport Police (BTP) officers have arrested two youths after a train driver was assaulted at Bat and Ball station on Tuesday, 22 January.
The youths, aged 15 from Sevenoaks, and aged 16 of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm on Friday, 25 January.
They have since been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until Tuesday, 12 and Wednesday, 13 March.
Officers had previously issued a public appeal for information following the incident, which took place as the 4.24pm Kentish Town to Sevenoaks service was at Bat and Ball station.
As the train was about to depart, a group of youths were playing with the doors, causing the train to be delayed.
As the Southeastern train driver, a man in his forties who was driving a First Capital Connect train, went to investigate, he was assaulted.
British Transport Police and Kent Police were alerted, who attended the station, but the youths had made off.
As a result of the attack the driver was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital, in Farnborough, with a head injury. He was later discharged that night.
Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police (BTP) on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B2/LSA of 23/01/2013.
Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.