Santa hat suspect wanted by police after officer was assaulted at Poulton station

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A man is wanted after an officer was assaulted at Poulton train station over Christmas.

 

The officer was attacked just after 11pm on Thursday, December 16, suffering cuts and scratches to his face and arms.

“A police officer was attending an incident at the station,” said a spokesman for British Transport Police. “And as he walked down the stairs, a man got in his way and took hold of the officer and began pushing him.

“After a short while the man let go of the officer and ran out the station.

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect wearing a Santa hat after an officer was assaulted at Poulton train station on December 16

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect wearing a Santa hat after an officer was assaulted at Poulton train station on December 16

“As a result of the incident, the officer suffered scratches and cuts to his arm and face.”

Two CCTV images of a suspect wearing a Santa hat have been released and police are appealing to the public to help identify him.

A spokesman for the force added: “Officers believe the man in the CCTV image may have information which could help their investigation.
Police are asking the public to help identify the man in the CCTV image after an officer was assaulted at Poulton train station on December 16
Police are asking the public to help identify the man in the CCTV image after an officer was assaulted at Poulton train station on December 16

“If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 666 of 16/12/21.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”