Woman left with several injuries after being assaulted and called a “paedo” on Blackpool to Preston train

A woman has been left with a split lip, black eyes and bruising after being assaulted and called a “paedo” on a train.

By Emma Downey
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 11:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 11:10 am

Just before 8am on April 5 the victim boarded a Preston-bound service at Blackpool North station.

During her journey a woman started shouting “paedo” and “you have my kids”.

She also turned to another passenger and racially abused him.

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Police have issued this image as part of their investigation

She then stood up, approached the victim and shouted “look at me” before grabbing her hair, punching and kicking her.

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As a result of the attack, the victim sustained a split lip, black eyes and bruising to the face and body.

Officers have released an image of a woman they believe can help with their investigation.

Text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 99 of 05/04/22 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.