Police hunt for 'Irish rugby fans' after Six Nations train assault

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The images of the 'Irish rugby fans' released by British Transport Police
The images of the 'Irish rugby fans' released by British Transport Police

Police are looking for these Ireland rugby fans after a passenger was beaten up on a train following a Six Nations rugby clash.

The pair are thought to have boarded a carriage in South London after attending the England and Ireland clash in Twickenham on February 27.

Officers say that one of the men vomited on the floor and a 58-year-old passenger complained. 

Detective Sergeant Sarah Garden explained: “The victim was attacked after taking issue with one of the men who was vomiting on the carriage floor.

“He was punched and pushed to the floor by the men who only ceased their assault when other passengers intervened.”

Det Sgt Garden said officers viewed CCTV from the train between Victoria and East Grinstead and distributed images on local police intelligence networks.

She said: “The victim sustained cuts and bruises to his face and went to hospital for assessment. Fortunately his injuries were not serious.

“The chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are low on the rail network, and we work hard to ensure the railway remains a safe place.

“I think the men in the images we are issuing today will be able to help with our investigation. Please tell us who they are?”