Women fight on train after races

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Railway police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving women on a train after the St Leger Day race meeting in Doncaster.

The bloodshed involved race-goers on a train as it travelled between Doncaster and Scunthorpe after the races on September 14.

The guard on the service reported two women fighting on the floor of the first class carriage of the 9.49pm Sheffield to Cleethorpes service.

Pc Saleh Ali said: “Two men, believed to be the partners of the women, attempted to intervene in the fight and the guard also suggested that a third man got involved and was head butted.”

Officers believe the group, who were all smartly dressed and had boarded the train in Doncaster, may have been returning from the St Leger race festival.

One of the men got off the train at Althorpe station and the rest left the service at Scunthorpe.

One of the women involved in the incident has been described as having blonde hair and was wearing a white dress which was covered in blood.

PC Ali added: “We are currently viewing CCTV from the train and stations to ascertain further information about this incident.

“We also believe that there may have been a number of people travelling on the service who may have witnessed the incident and I would urge them to come forward and contact us as they may have key information which can help our investigation.”

n Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting B9/NEA of 25/09/2013, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111