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Brawl on Leeds train left a woman with large clumps of hair missing

Dewsbury railway station

by Lisa Bradley

A brawl between two women spilled from a Leeds train onto the railway station platform earlier this month, and police are appealing for witnesses.

A woman had large clumps of her hair pulled out during the fight which happened between Leeds and Dewsbury.

British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses after the scrap started in the vestibule area of the 3.41 York to Liverpool Lime Street service at around 4.30pm on July 2.

Investigating officer, Pc Katie Purcell, said: “Two females started fighting in the vestibule area on the service. Three men attempted to split them up but the fight continued and spilled onto the platform at Dewsbury.

“One of the women involved had large clumps of hair pulled out of her head and sustained bruises and scratches to her arms.

“We are now trying to determine exactly what happened on the train and I would urge anyone who was travelling on the service, or on the platform at Dewsbury, and who witnessed the incident to please come forward and speak to us.

“The train was very busy at the time of the incident so we believe a number of people may have information.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B2 of 20/7/2015, or charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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