Cross-dressing man assaulted couple on a train

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A man who was wearing women’s clothing and a red wig assaulted a woman and her husband on a train.

British Transport Police (BTP) have appealed for witnesses after the altercation on Friday, December 20.

It happened at around 3.40pm on a service travelling between Woodlesford and Elsecar that stopped at Castleford, Normanton and Wakefield Kirkgate stations,

PC Richard Ward, the investigating officer, said: “The two victims, a man and woman in their thirties, boarded a train at Woodlesford station.

“During the journey, the woman noticed an elderly passenger ask another person to remove their bag from a seat to allow her to sit down.

“The other passenger refused and the elderly woman had to go and find another seat. The female victim questioned the suspect’s actions before an altercation took place.

“The woman’s husband removed the bag from the chair before the suspect punched him, causing a small cut to his lip.

“The suspect then spat in the man’s face, before he punched the woman in her face causing reddening to her right eye and cheek.”

The suspect left the train at Elsecar station.

He is described as white, six feet tall and aged in his twenties. He was wearing woman’s clothing, makeup and a red wig.

Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 405040 and quote incident number NEA/B5 of 30/12/2013.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.