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Two assaulted at Metrolink
9:13am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two assaults at the Metrolink in Bury.
At around 5.45pm on Tuesday, February 26, a Metrolink Inspector was performing his duties at the Radcliffe station on the Manchester bound platform when he was approached by three teenagers.
They were abusive towards him and one of them spat in his face before they ran away. It is then believed they assaulted a member of the public at the station before leaving.
Two of the offenders are described as being white, in their mid to late teens and of small build. One of them was wearing a black beanie hat, black bandana, grey sweatshirt and grey tracksuit bottoms.
The second had a square face and light brown hair. He wore a grey tracksuit top with blue hood and matching tracksuit bottoms.
Police Constable Harrison White based at Bury Police Station, said: “The three offenders showed extreme verbal aggression towards the victim and compounded this by spitting in his face. "We also believe a short time later, a member of the public was viciously assaulted although this person has not reported it to police.
“I would ask the victim to come forward and contact us as you may have vital information that will enable us to bring these offenders to justice. "I would also ask anyone else who may have witnessed the two incidents to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8127 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.