Gang of youths attack dad with baby, throw bottles and spit in mum’s face during argument over pram on train

Gang of youths attack father with baby, hurl bottles at him and spit in mother’s face after row over breaks out over pram on train

-The youths had been travelling along a Northern Rail line on Tuesday, May 29

-Argument erupted after the father asked the youths to be careful of the pram

-CCTV released by British Transport Police of people they would like to speak to

Police have launched an investigation after a gang of youths attacked a father with a baby and even spat in the mother’s face – all because of a row over a pram.

The youths, who had been travelling on the same train as the family, also threw bottles at the father and kicked him on his side after he fell to the floor.

They had all be travelling on a Northern Rail line between Appley Bridge and Wigan Wallgate on Tuesday 29 May.

The incident took place on a Northern Rail train between Appley Bridge and Wigan Wallgate on Tuesday, May 29, between 5.45pm and 6.10pm.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Between 5.45pm and 6.10pm, the father of the baby asked a group of youths to be careful as they had previously knocked the pram. This request led to a verbal argument and the group making threats to the family.

“The boys then threw a bottle at the father, kicked him on his side after he fell to the floor and spat in the mother’s face.”

Officers would like to speak to the boys in these CCTV images as they believe they may have information which could help the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting 61016, with reference 523 of 29 May. Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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