Four Peterborough United fans arrested after causing trouble on a train

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A group of Peterborough United fans were thrown off a train by police for causing trouble.

Four men travelling on the 7.01pm Doncaster to Peterborough East Coast service, were taken off the train and arrested and police are appealing for witnesses with information to come forward.

Police arrested two men for public order offences and while carrying out the arrests at Peterborough railway station, two further members of the group became aggressive and confrontational with officers, with one making racially-aggravated comments.

Both were then arrested for public order offences as well.

The four men, aged 27, 28, 29 and 38-years-old and all from Peterborough, were taken into police custody and have been released on bail. They are due to return on October 31.

PC Sean White, the investigating officer, said: “Anti-social behaviour will simply not be tolerated by British Transport Police and where football supporters step out of line, banning orders are applied for.

“Passengers and rail staff should be able to travel without encountering such unsavoury and unwelcome behaviour.

“The majority of football supporters who travel on the rail network cause no problems whatsoever but, sadly, there remains a minority who think they have the right to behave unacceptably.

“The station was busy when the train arrived and I am appealing for anyone who was on either the train or who witnessed the incident to come forward and assist police in this investigation.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, quoting B7/LNA of 04/10/2012. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.