Praise for 'hero' who stopped man attacking passengers at Portchester train station

A MAN who attacked two people at a railway station was stopped by a ‘hero’ who stepped in, witnesses have said.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 3:49 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 3:51 pm

The incident at Portchester station saw an unknown man assault several passengers boarding a London-bound train on Sunday morning.

Witnesses called it a ‘frightening’ experience but praised a man who stepped forward and stopped him after a confrontation.

Posting on social media in comments confirmed to The News, Dr Fiona Barlow said: ‘Today at Portchester station a young man... attacked several passengers getting on the train to London.

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Portchester train station. Picture: Sarah Standing

‘A frightening experience, but a man stepped forward and after a fight, restrained the man who fled once the train guard and others got involved.

‘The police had been called earlier by a waiting passenger but did not attend and it was the local hero who protected passengers.

‘I don't know who he is but thank you for your care and courage.’

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Another social media user said: ‘It was a very scary time for everyone who was there.’

Hampshire police confirmed they attended.

British Transport Police have been contacted for more information.

Another woman said: ‘Praise for an amazing man this morning at Portchester station platform two who with no thought for himself protected many others from attack by a guy.’

She added: ‘He is a hero in my eyes.’

Another said: ‘What a horrible attack... well done local hero.’

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