Football fans tasered in Rhyl after confrontation on train

Published date: 15 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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TWO men have been tasered by North Wales Police after a confrontation between football supporters at Rhyl train station.

Four men were arrested on Saturday at about 7pm after a disturbance aboard the Holyhead to Shrewsbury service.

Inspector Mark Jones, of British Transport Police, said: “Officers were called to Rhyl railway station at 6.45pm on Saturday following reports of a confrontation between football supporters.

“The disturbance took place on board a Holyhead to Shrewsbury service, which was stationary at Rhyl station at the time.

“Although four arrests have been made in connection with the incident, our investigation is ongoing and I would like to appeal to anyone who may have been either at the station or on the train to contact us.

“This must have been an intimidating environment for other passengers on board the train and on the platform at Rhyl.

“We do not tolerate anti-social and violent behaviour like this and we will be continuing our enquiries, including viewing any available CCTV and speaking to witnesses.”

Four men – three aged 49, 31 and 21, all from the Wrexham area, and a 34-year-old from the Telford area – have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

All four have been released on police bail, pending further enquiries, until Monday, May 19.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: “North Wales Police can confirm that four males were arrested during a public disorder incident at Rhyl railway station on Saturday evening.

"Two of the males were restrained by a police officer using a taser device.”

Anyone who was at the station or on board the train, and may have witnessed the disorder, is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference WSUB/B7 of 14/04/2014.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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