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Witness appeal after six offenders attack man waiting for train

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault on a man at a Staffordshire railway station.

The incident is believed to have happened at 3pm on Sunday 17 September, when a 24-year-old man was on the platform at Rugeley, while waiting for a train.

Officers say two men approached the victim and starting assaulting him. Four other men then joined in and assaulted the victim further.

Two of the suspects are described as black men in their twenties. They were wearing black tracksuits with hoods and had on black air max trainers. The other four were white men in their early twenties. One was wearing a dark blue hooded top, another had on a white baseball cap with the words ‘Stussy’ on.

Investigating officer PC Stuart Williamson, from British Transport Police, said: “This was a violent and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are urgently making enquiries to establish what happened. The victim had a possible fractured right cheek as a result of this assault as well as bruising around the eye and cheek area.

"Violence will never be tolerated and we are working to identify those responsible for this nasty assault.

“The victim remembers seeing other members of the public around the station at the time of the assault. Therefore I would like to hear from anyone who was at the station at the time of the assault and saw what happened.

"You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 1700065255. Alternatively, pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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