Witness appeal after stag party fight on Stamford to Peterborough train

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a stag party, which included a man in a flowery dress, got into a fight on a train.

Detectives from British Transport Police hope the man in the dress will jog other passenger’s memories of the incident, which took place on a train between Stamford and Peterborough at about 9pm on Saturday, April 20.

Between 10 and 12 men were involved in the fight in total.

Det Con Sarah Trotter, the investigating officer, said the fight broke out before the train was due to arrive at Peterborough station.

She said: “Two groups of men began fighting on the train, involving a stag party that had boarded at Stamford.

“There were between 10 and 12 men involved in total.

“During the altercation, several members of the groups received injuries.

“We believe other passengers may have intervened in a bid to stop the violence.”

Police met the train on its arrival at Peterborough station and detained one man, who was thought to be part of the stag party group.

The other group of men ran out of the station towards Peterborough city centre and the other members of the stag party also dispersed.

A 28-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested at the scene and released on bail pending further inquiries until Wednesday, June 12.

Det Con Trotter said: “There were children travelling on the train at the time, who were understandably shaken by the incident.

“This type of violent behaviour is totally unacceptable, and we are making several lines of inquiry to determine what exactly took place and find those responsible.”

Det Con Trotter said she hopes the member of the stag party, who was wearing the dress, will help people remember the incident and the group involved.

She said: “We know that one member of the stag party was wearing a flowery woman’s dress whilst on the train, and so would have been quite distinctive in his appearance.

“If anyone remembers seeing the man, or either of the groups, we urgently need to hear from you.”

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61606 quoting B19/LNA of 25/04/2013.

Witnesses can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.