Man hits child on Blackpool train saying ‘I can do what I want, he’s my son’

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British Transport Police have released an image of a person they want to speak

 

The incident happened on a service travelling from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
The incident happened on a service travelling from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

A man travelling on a train to Blackpool North from Manchester Airport was seen to hit a child ‘three to four times on the head’.

British Transport Police said when the man was challenged by the train conductor, he replied: “I can do what I want, he’s my son.”

The incident within the train’s carriage happened just after 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 21.

Officers have today (July 30) released an image of the man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

A BTP spokesperson said they believe the man (pictured) may have information which could help their investigation.

If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 577 of 21/07/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.