Portsmouth trains: Police say delays were caused by warning issued due to 'police incident' in Fratton

POLICE are hunting the people behind an attack on a Portsmouth train today.

By Tom Morton and Richard Lemmer
Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 7:22 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 12:48 pm

Earlier today passengers were warned about a ‘police incident’ that was causing train disruption in Portsmouth.

South Western Railway said that trains this morning were ‘cancelled, delayed or revised because of this problem’, which is occurring as ‘the police are dealing with an incident at Fratton’.

Now police have confirmed that they were called to Fratton station at 6.17am after reports of an assault on a train.

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A police officer at Fratton railway station in February this year Picture: Habibur Rahman

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: ‘Paramedics also attended and a man has been taken to hospital for assessment.

Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made in connection. Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 55 of 17/11/21 .’

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Sources at the scene this morning said that a group of youths had barged on to a train at Portsmouth and Southsea, and had proceeded to attack the victim. They were said to have got off at Fratton and then jumped over a fence and run off.