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BTP praise station staff for brave apprehension of violent, armed teen

A 14-year old boy was arrested at Lancaster station this week, following a violent attack on a member of staff.

The teen, who was apprehended by brave station staff before being arrested by British Transport Police, carried out the violent assaulted before he was able to be restrained.

Upon his arrest, it was discovered that he was concealing an eight-inch knife in his waistband, and a hammer in his bag.


Enquiries about the attack are ongoing, but in a statement the British Transport Police praised station staff, saying: “A 14-year old child punched a member of rail staff to the side of the head, very hard, at Lancaster.

“Excellent job by staff in restraining the boy, who was quickly arrested by us.”

Safety of team members has been sharply bought into focus following the recent imprisonment of an individual following an assault on station crew in Wigan

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