A BRIGHOUSE man was attacked in a “vicious assault” after confronting a nuisance man on a train.
The 45-year-old victim was on a train from Leeds to Halifax when he confronted the passenger over his unruly behaviour.
The culprit had been throwing empty beer cans out of the train window, acting rowdily and being abusive towards other passengers.
But when the Brighouse man went to speak to him as they left the train at Halifax Station, he was punched three times – twice to the face and once to the head.
He needed stitches and plastic surgery for injuries to his gum and nose.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released an image of a man they want to talk to in connection with the attack, which took place on April 9 at 10.30pm.
It is thought the suspect mentioned working for a charity while on board the train.
Pc Gavin Lawrence said: “The victim was attacked simply for questioning the passenger’s anti-social behaviour and I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.”
Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number B6 NEA of 01/07/2010. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.